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*
I have been in my fair share of medical classes but this was my first ever online course. That being said, this course is a fantastic way to learn life-saving skills. Just don't forget, perfect practice makes perfect so keep your skills sharp! Dr. Shertz is the perfect balance of huge doctor brain, dark humor, and 18-D to keep me learning, interested, and engaged. I certainly giggled more than a few times. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to be an asset to society, team and family. The support I got was great. At one point I clicked a button in the course that I didn't mean to but the support I got was really solid, solved the issue, and super friendly.
This is good training, no doubt about it. During my years in the military I was trained to TCCC standards and my volunteer work ensured that I was exposed to even more demanding challenges. So, as far as I'm concerned, this course goes over the science behind the injuries that can lead to deaths that are preventable and then demonstrates in a very comprehensive manner all the skills necessary, to the person on scene, to treat these injuries. It addresses each topic utilizing an easy-to-understand approach so even someone without previous training can easily follow the pace. I consider this training an essential self-improvement step for everyone who has developed the mindset that it is not a question of IF but WHEN one will need these skills.
Absolutely Phenomenal Course!
Having a background as both an EMT and Tactical Firearms instructor I thought I knew a lot but I was amazed at all the things I learned! Dr. Shertz teaches his curriculum in a very easy to understand and no nonsense way that applies directly to real world scenarios that many of us may face on a daily basis and takes the time to explain in detail how to address the crisis. The lectures are engaging and the training is spot on. I can not recommend this course highly enough!
I'm not going to lie I was pretty sceptical about how much I could learn from an online course like this. The answer is a lot. It taught me some of the bad habits I have from previous classes and experiences in a prehospital setting and the right way to do those things. It did a good job at debunking alot of bad information that could potentially kill someone. But I think the most important part is that Dr.Shertz made it easy to digest and pretty entertaining. Even when going over some fairly dry material I was paying attention. Overall out of the few online classes I've taken this is by far the best not just teaching and information wise but it also wasn't boring. I'll be recommending this class to anyone that will listen.
Thank you, the best training I've ever met. with lots of useful information. It will help you if you have any questions