Tactical Casualty Care – ONLINE
Tactical Casualty Care Online
This engaging 7.5 -hour CAPCE accredited course uses TECC/TCCC guidelines to prepare for the first few minutes of casualty evaluation in a high-risk environment.This course will give you a plan to identify and manage immediately life-threatening injuries and the knowledge and skills to implement it, while you are still engaged in an ongoing tactical problem.
Care Under Fire – Direct Threat
The course largely deals with the Care Under Fire – Direct Threat phase of an event, where any medical care is provided while the responder and casualty are in an ongoing situation that is a direct threat to life (active shooter or active violent incident, building collapse, fire, secondary explosives, etc). This phase requires efficient hemorrhage control, largely with tourniquets, and patient movement.
While most injuries are not immediately life-threatening, some injuries cause death before the arrival of EMS if not managed rapidly and correctly. Security concerns usually delay EMS in these types of events. Instead, responding law enforcement and near-by private citizens provide most life-saving care in this phase.
The course uses photographs of actual injuries, diagrams of wounds, and step-by-step demonstrations. The material is presented in an easy to understand, directly applicable way. The first time you see massive hemorrhage shouldn’t be when you’re being called on to give life-saving medical care. After taking these courses you will have a strong background to identify immediately life-threatening injuries and save lives.
This course is consistent with the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) guidelines for all combatants, as well as the guidelines for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) for Active Bystanders and Responders with a Duty to Act. The course also exceeds the Stop the Bleed curriculum.
Tactical Casualty Care Subjects Covered:
The nature and myths of gunshot wounds and realities of their medical management
How to rapidly evaluate casualties in a high-risk environment and how they affect your tactical treatment plan
The concept of “care under fire” and how it differs from a non-tactical medical situation
Assessment and management of penetrating, blunt, and blast injuries
Assessment and management of massive hemorrhage
The safe and efficient use of improvised and commercially available tourniquets
Basic airway and breathing assessment, as well as management within a high-risk environment
Clarifying the “sucking chest wound” and it’s actual significance
Techniques for moving casualties to a safer location
This course is about 80% dynamic presentation including photos, videos, and real-life examples and 20% practical skills demonstration, and filmed scenarios
No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary to attend. If you carry a firearm this is the minimum level of tactical medical training you should have. However, it would benefit every citizen.
Students receive a certificate at the course conclusion indicating they have taken a course based on the TECC/TCCC guidelines and an hourly breakdown by topic. Students who provide State or National registry information will be provided a CAPCE compliant certificate for CEH.
CAPCE Accredited Provider
This CE activity is accredited for 7.5 Basic CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
- Duration7.5 hours
- Skill levelNo Prior Medical Training Required
Foundational Understanding of Tactical Care: Reality Check
Bleeding Management: Separating the Dramatic From the Life Threatening
- Hemorrhage Control – TC2 Part 1
- Hemorrhage Control – TC2 Part 2
- Hemorrhage Control – TC2 Part 3
- Direct Pressure – TC2
- Bandaging Skills – TC2
- Tourniquet Skills – TC2
- Tourniquet Updates 2019 – TC2
- Wound Packing – Simple – TC2
- TC2 Hemorrhage Control & Tourniquets Quiz
- Scenario: A Bad Day At the Office – TC2
Airway, Respiration, Circulation
Implementation: Evaluation and Management of a Tactical Casualty
Evaluation & Certificate of Attendance with hours *DOWNLOADABLE*
grateful for this course
Without a single doubt in my mind, this course was extremely helpful in teaching me the essentials of TCCC. I feel much more prepared to deal with an emergency if it ever comes to it. I can't express my gratitude enough. The one phrase that stuck with me the most was; "All lessons are written in blood, don't relearn them", I'll always keep that in mind. Thank you all at Crisis Medicine. Watch yourselves out there brothers and sisters!
Tremendous Skills taught
What a tremendous course this was. Much has evolved since my basic med training many years ago and this course leaves me confident that I'm better able to administer care prior to a patient being moved to a more professional facility. Additionally, Dr. Shertz is a natural instructor who gets his point across very clearly with a liberal portion of dry humor. Thank you. I'll definitely be taking the next course soon.
I can’t thank you guys enough for the outstanding training you offer.
Mad respect and thanks to you Doc. The material in your curriculum is well presented. I will promote this course to hopefully inspire the desire for more life-saving knowledge among my security/PSD colleagues. I'm a huge advocate of making sure people have tourniquets.. every human who carries a firearm needs to carry a tourniquet. It is mindblowing how some contractors are so completely casual and complacent in regards to the basics of how to save a life... Pre-hospital care is CRUCIAL in these current times on our base. Your sense of humor is not missed ...the subtleties of your Marine references were not lost... and your scenarios were also appreciated... a sense of humor has to be there, keeps us sane when shit goes sideways. I look forward to the next course, I will start the Complete next week.. THANK YOU AGAIN
Very glad that I took this class...
I found this course informative and entertaining! I ride motorcycles, both on and off-road and have a backyard rifle range set up. Understanding the inherent risks involved with these hobbies, I purchased several tourniquets and watched the product "how to apply" videos...As it turns out the "how-to" question was the easiest to answer. This course gives you the information needed to answer more important questions involved in addressing Casualty Care... Who? Why? When? Where? Along with a very in-depth explanation of the What? that is needed. I really enjoyed the format. There was a good blend of solid information, real-life visuals, and real-world examples that make the course very relevant. This type of education in general and this course, in particular, was a very good investment for me...Thanks!
I thoroughly enjoyed this training. This was very different than the other online trainings I have attended. Honestly, most of them have a "lets get this over with" kind of vibe. I felt this training was EXTREMELY well put together and informative. Mike Shertz MD/18D (if you don't know what that means, you will) the instructor came across as a very like-minded individual and that alone can make all the difference in the world. There were a lot of "Holy ...., that makes sense" moments during the training as Mike explains exactly what he means. As a police officer, I strongly recommend this to any law enforcement officer. Thanks for providing a great online course.