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*
This is an outstanding opportunity for anyone who is looking for a higher level of education on casualty care/emergency medicine. Dr. Shertz provides substantive evidence for his curriculum. His material is relevant and more in-depth than I have been able to find elsewhere. After completing the course I know I am better educated on the philosophy and principles of wounds, ballistics, and evidence-based wound care. He dispels the hype around what is traditionally taught as "Emergencies" and brings front and center the true emergencies, so that precious triage and 'golden hour' time can be spent saving lives. He's serious but doesn't take himself too seriously. I highly recommend the course and appreciate what I have learned, thank you.
Great course, can train between calls
Great course to take. Important information. Can start the course and return to finish a course after responding to a call.
This course is the real deal. I'm a first-responder in a rural town in South Africa. Our national murder rate is 36/100 000 (8th highest in the world). I am trained in advanced First Aid and EMT-B (non-certified). No ambulance gets here in less than 35 minutes. Often none are available. Scenarios run the gamut of farm attacks, to cash-in transit heists, to cops shooting blindly into bushes to 'flush out' perpetrators (for the sake of BLM we have no white police officers). The last 'firearm' murder was with a .177" air rifle point-blank to the chest. Basically anything goes. Of course, there's the 'chainsaw vs own leg' type scenarios too. This is one of the most important courses I have ever taken. If you've been in a situation where you're wondering if you'll die here today, you've come to the right place. It could well mean that nobody does die.
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.