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
Airway, Respiration, Circulation
Implementation: Evaluation and Management of a Tactical Casualty
Evaluation & Certificate of Attendance with hours *DOWNLOADABLE*
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT COURSE. FANTASTIC DELIVERY AND LOGISTICS. WELL THOUGH OUT AND EXECUTED. RESPECT.
Kim Walther // Deep Water Happy
As a high school teacher, I need the best training I can get. In the event of an active violent incident, it might be hours before paramedics can come help anyone injured. I want to have enough knowledge, training, and supplies to help myself and others. Outside of school, I work as a sailboat captain. I run, cycle, Scuba dive, kayak, and renovate houses. This course enabled me to gain knowledge as well as confidence in my skills for the workplace and beyond. This is excellent training, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to either augment their existing training or thoroughly learn bleeding control skills.
Dr. Shertz has the unique ability to provide tactical medical training from both a Special Forces Medic (18D) background as well as being a board certified physician. Being prepared to defend yourself or others from a violent incident includes being prepared to provide lifesaving medical attention when needed. Anyone who carries a firearm professionally or as an armed citizen should take this course.
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Years ago, I made sure I had the latest C.A.T. tourniquet to put in my trauma kit but only recently did I learn how to use it and ended up getting a newer version. I've always taken pride in being well prepared on having a complete first aid kit but not knowing how to use everything is not to bright. In January (2020) I took a Stop the Bleed class and became energized to learn more. Later on, I watched the video "Until Help Arrives" (FEMA) which added to a good basic skill set on hemorrhage control. But after I went through Tactical Casualty Care (TC2) I feel like I'm a part of my local EMS community by being an “Active Bystander”. Today I have confidence and empowerment as I'm hiking, working outside, doing errands, or if come across a violent incident...doing something is better than nothing! I keep my new Trauma Management Kit (as I call it) next to me in my car or on my pack because every second counts. I recommend putting your own kit together instead of an OTC kit because you can put in the best components available, for example I have the C.A.T. 7, Asherman Chest Seal, ETD (NAR), etc. because they work and are backed by science. So, what I'm trying to say is take the class!
Just like being back in the team room!
I am a retired US Army Special Forces NCO and current deployable Gov. Contractor. I have to say that I was incredibly impressed with Crisis Medicine’s TCCC Course. Dr. Shertz delivered one of the best TCCC courses I have received anywhere and was on par with the training I used to receive from the 18Ds on the ODA’s (A Teams) I served on in my former career. Dr. Shertz’s course was personalized, first person, and incredibly relevant. I am certain that I can perform every hands on task with precision with the understanding to ensure the right treatment for the right injury. I highly recommend this training to anyone who might deploy overseas, as well as Law Enforcement, and the everyday citizen. At the end of the day you are only as good as the training you receive and the level at which you maintain it. Train, Train, and Train Some More! V/R Billy Jensen