Tactical Casualty Care – Online
Tactical Casualty Care Online
This engaging 7.5 -hour course prepares 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, there some injuries cause death before the arrival of EMS is almost assured 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 lifesaving 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 First Care Providers 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 station based demonstration, and 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.
- Lectures 28
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 7 hours
- Skill level No Prior Medical Training Required
- Language English
- Students 80
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Foundational Understanding of Tactical Care: Reality Check
Bleeding Management: Separating the Dramatic From the Life Threatening
Airway, Respiration, Circulation
Implementation: Evaluation and Management of a Tactical Casualty
Evaluation & Certificate of Attendance with hours *DOWNLOADABLE*
I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new, but he gave me a lot of new information I have never learned from other instructors.
I am the IT Manager for a small, regional insurance company. Since I am the resident “gun guy”, I was tasked with developing the building security/response plan for the office. I quickly found out how important the medical response is in bad situations. The company allowed me to attend a two day trauma training class several years ago. Wanting to keep up my knowledge and skills, but lacking the time to be away from the office, I found this course at Crisis Medicine’s website. The material is presented clearly and concisely, and the “hands on” presentations were very helpful. The instructor is a great teacher and I love that he presents the important points multiple ways. I wasn’t sure I would learn anything new, but he gave me a lot of new information I have never learned from other instructors.
I am certainly glad I sought out what I feel is the best in class training, should the need ever arise.
I first purchased this course as a gift for my girlfriend. What initially impressed me about Crisis Medicine even before she received the e-mail informing her of her gift, was that I received a hand written thank you note thanking me for my purchase. There are those companies that will send you an e-mail letting you know that they received your order, and then there are those that know how to do it right, add that personal touch to let you know that they appreciate your business. I retired from 20 years of active duty service in the U.S. Navy in 2002. When I left the Navy over 15 years ago I had been through several of the Navy’s environmental survival schools and field first aid training but nothing on a TCCC level, as it had not been developed yet. Both myself and my girlfriend work in the public education field. Last year after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, the Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed SB 7026, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. which allows at the school district’s discretion to participate in the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program (to aid in the prevention or abatement of active assailant incidents on school premises) if such program is established pursuant to meet the requirement of establishing a safe-school officer. Essentially there are now more firearms on campus. Whether CCW permitted civilian, or trained “Guardian Program” member or trained LEO, firearm accidents can still happen. Both myself and my girlfriend enjoy going to the range, SCUBA diving as well as open road cycling. We also do a lot of our own home improvement requiring use of power tools. Now we’re not Spec-Ops “door kickers” but we realize with today’s environment and the potential remoteness of our hobbies, the need for more advanced training outside of a Basic Life Saving course was needed. After a lot of research, I found this (TC2) course. For an educator, for “Joe average civilian”, someone going to the range, offshore to go diving or to the backcountry, even for someone working with power tools on a weekend home improvement project, or your first line deputy, this is a great course. Though the content of this course is directed at injuries derived from gunshots, Dr. Shertz also explains throughout this course that these types of injuries can be sustained from a variety of accidents. It is said that expertise is developed through repeated exposure to information, patterns, and experiences over time. Dr. Shertz thoroughly explains the hows and whys in layman’s terms. Throughout the course, he reinforces the data presented with examples and scenarios. I am glad that I purchased this course as a gift for my girlfriend, and took the extra step to take the course as well. I hope it is knowledge I never have to use, though I am certainly glad I sought out what I feel is the best in class training, should the need ever arise.
Extremely well presented
Extremely well presented
TC2 online is a great class! I wanted more in-depth training than the "Stop The Bleed" class offered at my local hospital. The Tactical Casualty Care videos, lectures, and scenarios were all excellent. TC2 gave me the information, and spent the time on the material to really learn it. I feel confident that I know how to help someone in an emergency. I consider this course an worthy investment for my family, my friends, my co-workers, and the public. Thank you Dr. Shertz.
Tactical Casualty Care -- take it!
Excellent course. Mike knows his stuff -- he has seen, treated, and photographed just about every trauma a body can sustain. Clear explanations and demonstrations, honest assessments of gear and techniques, and a straight-up, no-BS approach to saving lives. My last Tactical First Aid training was early 2000's vintage, so TCC was not only a great refresher but a great update -- lots of new material. If for some reason you're on the fence, take this class! Everyone should have this kind of life-saving knowledge.