Realities of gunshot wounds. What do bullets do in bodies?
In this introductory lesson, Dr. Shertz teaches the myths and realities of gunshot wounds. An excellent primer for anyone who carries a firearm personally or professionally.
Note, this stand-alone block is taken directly from the Crisis Medicine Tactical Casualty Care courses and is included with each full course.
This block discusses the reality of gunshot wounds. What do bullets do in bodies? The material is presented both from the standpoint of being shot, as well as shooting someone else. There are a lot of myths surrounding gunshot wounds and this block aims to apply science to the issue. Learn more about wounding models, ballistic gelatin, and the history of modern wound ballistics.
Note: This selection is taken from the TC2 course, available online. This 75-minute lesson is accompanied by the introduction to Dr. Shertz and Crisis Medicine (10 minutes).
Not sure if you want to commit to the entire 7-hour Tactical Casualty Care course (TC2) online? Take the Wound Ballistics selection, post a review to the course on the site, and we’ll apply $25 off your purchase price to the TC2 when you sign up.
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CAPCE Accredited Provider
This CE activity is accredited for 1.25 First Responder CEH by Crisis Medicine, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Prehospital Continuing Education.
- Lectures 8
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 90 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 212
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Incredible CourseI will start by saying this: I am an Army Medic, 10 years of experience, all with line units. I believe I am a knowledgeable and competent medic, and that is backed by my peers and superiors. With that said, I learned more in 90 minutes than I have in all my various training and recertification classes combined. There is information here that surprised and enlightened me. After this, I feel more empowered to be a better provider and better instructor to my peers. I've already recommended this class to anyone that will listen to me here, and I look forward to taking more classes.
Wound Ballistics and Combat MindsetExcellent course. The instruction was great and it was awesome to get an understanding of what bullets actually do to the body.
wound ballistics and combat mindsetA fantastic start to the courses, I learned so much about the ballistic effects, looking to go straight to the advanced TC2, great knowledge.
Excellent Course ModuleThis presentation is short and to the point. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable on the subject and is very clear in his dictation and uses easy to understand terms. The course has lots of tidbits of extra information sprinkled throughout, which makes it both entertaining and easy to keep our focus (for those of us with short attention spans).