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, 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 98
- 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*
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!
Consider this training mandatory
If you are around guns or any other pursuit that puts you at risk of serious trauma, you need this training. It's focused, compelling, and backed by facts and data. I can only hope that any first-responders who ever treat me or those close to me have had this training or have been trained by those who have. If you carry, this training is as important as law of self-defense and shooting training.
In all my training, I have never had this in-depth of material.
I have been in law enforcement for 25 years. I have been through hours of CPR and First Aid courses, in-service training, etc. In all that training, I have never had this in-depth of material.At first, I was a little dubious when Dr. Shertz started talking about wound ballistics and the combat mindset. I was thinking I was going to learn how to treat trauma and put on tourniquets. However, by the end of the course, I realized it had laid the groundwork for everything else that came next. You truly understand why you put on the chest seal or why you didn’t put on the tourniquet. Every situation is fluid etc.In a nutshell, it is one of the best online training I have ever done. In fact, it beats out a good 90% of the live training I have had. And in after 25 years, this is where I can brag, I have nearly 2100 hours of training.In summary, I highly recommend this training.
Great course -- strongly recommend.
The entire program was well composed and presented (and, dare I say, entertaining at times. LOVE your 3rd scenario.) As an EMT continuing education instructor, I will be directing students to your website and this course.Thank you for your time and dedication.
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.