The use of chemical warfare agents is not only relegated to WWI: The US Department of Homeland Security – FEMA, Co-TCCC, are both currently working on chemical warfare/agent casualty management guidelines, and the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care published guidelines on 16 August 2021. With the offensive use of chlorine, sulfur mustard, and nerve agents in Syria & Iraq over the last several years, chemical warfare is a current problem. This course covers agents of concern, how they generate casualties, their clinical presentation, and exactly what to do to optimally manage and treat the casualty in front of you.
This 10-hour, online course references over 180 scientific articles, eight US and NATO military manuals, five textbooks, several handbooks, and interviews with US Special Forces medics responsible for managing these casualties in Tier 1 units.
This self-paced online course goes beyond just chemical warfare agents by also covering biologic, radiologic, nuclear threats, and their casualty management in a prehospital setting. This is not a rehash of a chemical warfare textbook chapter, nor is it a traditional firefighter hazmat class discussing Level-A suits and shower and ladder decontamination. Although, there is a significant quantity of information directly relevant to managing casualties in a more traditional hazmat environment. This course is designed to help you identify the threat agents, keep yourself safe, and manage casualties that may be victims of trauma, agent effects, or both.
This course is designed for the tactical paramedic, and for everyone who has taken a Crisis Medicine Complete Tactical Casualty Care class, uses the TCCC guidelines for medical providers, or the TECC guidelines for ALS providers. Although the course includes antidotes and agent treatments, many of which are paramedic level skills, the material is presented to be approachable by anyone seeking additional preparedness. This course is consistent with the TECC Chemical Warefare Agent/Threats guidelines, published 16 August 2021.
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This CE activity is accredited for 10 Advanced CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
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...Providing information that other courses simply don’t cover
This course, like basically all Crisis-Medicine.com courses, is an eye-opener: providing information that other courses simply don’t cover. With the motto, understand the WHY not just the trick, crisis-medicine courses provide you with the background as well as the simple go-to techniques required to become better, more knowledgeable, and challenged in your field. The CBRN course is and has always been a very unique subject matter that not many master. Having done this course, at a minimum gives you an extra page in your book, to recognise where a patient is heading, if all your other ideas have failed! Great as always!
Informative, Relevant, Easy-to-Understand, and Oddly Fun
I have taken 3 courses from Crisis Medicine and the T-CBRN course was my favorite. Dr Shertz always teaches in a way that makes difficult topics easier to understand. I went into the T-CBRN course with little knowledge on the subject and he presented the information in a way that was informative but not over my head. He uses very relevant data and anecdotes with the information he presents so that it all makes sense. Dr. Shertz does not ramble or give unimportant information, and unlike some instructors, his courses do not seem like infomercials promoting a brand. He also has a sense of humor that makes learning more fun.
I highly recommend Crisis Medicine and will continue to enroll in future classes taught by Dr Shertz.
Truly top of the line continuing education
The Tactical-CBRN course offered here is truly top of the line continuing education for EMS and medical professionals. Dr. Shertz clearly demonstrates a mastery of the materials and he delivers them in a manner that shows he cares about the learner as both a student and a practitioner. He goes above and beyond almost all other CBRN classes aimed at prehospital providers, yet every bit of the course is directly applicable to their practice. The material is clear enough for personnel lacking any significant background in the subject matter, while simultaneously remaining intriguing for those of us who have spent a long time diving into this realm. That balance is very hard to strike when covering CBRN.
If you have not taken this course, you are missing out and you should remedy that immediately. Great customer service. Crisis-Medicine can count on me to be a repeat customer and a champion for this class and their other courses.
- Lectures 43
- Quizzes 10
- Duration 10 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Students 82
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
...Honestly better than most hands on coursesI have been working in the Tactical Emergency Medicine for almost 30 years. I have been doing it full time for the Federal Government for 15 of those years. Our shop provides tactical medicine education in addition to operational direct action support in all aspects of the tactical medicine work space to include CBRN operational environment. This is truly the most well put together, comprehensive CBRN medical course I have ever taken. Honestly better than most hands on courses I have taken on the topic. My hat is off to Dr. Shertz on the research he has done in this space and what he has created with this course. TOP SHELF.
Chun Yiu Wong
Very impressive tactical CBRN courseVery impressive course. The knowledge and information delivered is comprehensive and well researched, covering most agents that have been or will potentially be used in CBRN warfare. The extensive literature and evidence Dr. Shertz has gone through and presented in the course is eye-opening and highly appreciated. The skills and knowledge taught are down-to-earth, no-nonsense and preps you for real-life scenarios. I would recommend this course to everyone who wishes to learn about the management of CBRN victims in a tactical environment.
A superior online educational experienceOnce again a superior online educational experience. Simply well done and taught. Considering the current environment in the world (2022) this is a must-take course! Regards, Matt Ballard LTC, USA (Ret.) MEDTAC-6
Extremely useful, well presented, and EngagingThis was another great module, completing information not covered in traditional learning classes. I found this to be extremely useful, well presented and the lectures kept you engaged in learning the materials, with an abundant amount of information presented. The information learned is relevant to EMS providers and first Responders and has given me the edge of confidence needed if or when an event like this should arise.
Informative, Relevant, Easy-to-Understand, and Oddly FunI have taken 3 courses from Crisis Medicine and the T-CBRN course was my favorite. Dr Shertz always teaches in a way that makes difficult topics easier to understand. I went into the T-CBRN course with little knowledge on the subject and he presented the information in a way that was informative but not over my head. He uses very relevant data and anecdotes with the information he presents so that it all makes sense. Dr. Shertz does not ramble or give unimportant information, and unlike some instructors, his courses do not seem like infomercials promoting a brand. He also has a sense of humor that makes learning more fun. I highly recommend Crisis Medicine and will continue to enroll in future classes taught by Dr Shertz.