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 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 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 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.
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*
Whatever your training or skill level, this course is fantastic! Dr Shertz is energetic and passionate as he teaches and the online environment allows you to go back and review as needed. I highly recommend this course to any layperson or medical provider.
Get trained here. Period.
I took the TC2 Online course to get current information on tourniquet use specifically, but gained a lot more knowledge than I expected. Dr. Shertz is the best instructor I have seen, military or otherwise. I was able to dump the junk out of my IFAKs and set them up to save lives. You can look up most anything on YouTube, but I would rather get my information from someone that saves lives for a living! A big thank you to Laurie for running the Customer Service Department and giving speedy and friendly correspondence to all of my questions.
Empowering for Everyone
Anyone who thinks they can help in an emergency should consider knowing and practicing this level of material at bare minimum. We've moved beyond First Aid CPR/AED, into acknowledging that we must stop the bleeding and start the breathing. Good for law enforcement, security, prepared citizens, parents, anyone who goes outside of their house. Do it.
Highly Recommended for non-medical people
There is very little education available out there for active people (family, job) who are not available to take classes in a real school setting beyond what the Red Cross or the American Heart Association offers (BLS, First Aid, blended learning). Seminars are expensive and not always available within a 200-mile radius. As a teacher and gun owner, basic trauma first aid/TECC is important. I have also invested in plenty of supplies to fill several IFAKs, and I am very familiar with commercial TECC supplies. Even the TC2 Crisis Medicine course offers valuable insights that you won't find anywhere else on YouTube or online.
This course has been such a valuable experience
This course has been such a valuable experience for me and my team as we are updating and advancing our emergency preparedness for our school. Factually and realistically Mike has taught us how to mentally prepare for a crisis situation, manage staff, students and parents and certainly how to provide more than just basic first aid. Mike’s years of experience in this field become evident in his knowledge and style of teaching. Both helped us tremendously in retaining the information and building our own knowledge. Crisis medicine has gone above and beyond to provide us with the critical information and supplies we needed to prepare for emergency situations in a school setting. Our school community feels more prepared because of it and we are grateful for their ongoing support!