- 8 hours of online material
Tactical Casualty Care Online
This engaging 8 -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. You’ll gain the knowledge and skills to implement the plan, while you are still engaged in an ongoing tactical problem.
Online, self-paced, begin immediately.
Care Under Fire – Direct Threat
The course largely deals with the Care Under Fire – Direct Threat phase of an event. In this phase, any medical care is provided while the responder and casualty are in an ongoing situation that is a direct threat to life. (Examples include 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 nearby 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. 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 8 Basic CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
- Lectures 33
- Quizzes 2
- Duration 8 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Students 1016
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes