Crisis Medicine trains private citizens, first responders including Law enforcement, Fire, and EMS from the Basic, Paramedic, and physician levels in the management of injured and wounded patients in high-risk environments. Using photographs of actual injuries, diagrams of wounds, and hands-on demonstrations, the material is presented in an easy to understand, directly applicable way. The first time you see massive hemorrhage should’t be when you’re being called on to give lifesaving medical care; after taking these courses you will have a solid background to identify immediately life-threatening injuries and save lives.
07 MAR 2018
As a school administra
tor with student safety as my top priority, I felt compelled to do something to prepare for the worst. Mike's course taught our leadership team crucial skills in a clear, hands-on, rational, and accessible manner. Mike's approach delivers Stress Inoculatio n for the learners, which I deeply valued. The topics are intense and real. Thinking through scenarios in advance can only serve us better in a real crisis. My team feels prepared, calm, and knowledgea ble after spending the time in this course. I strongly believe that this approach to community health is one that any school should pursue. The learned skills are as good for a crisis as they are for a serious playground injury.
Thanks much Crisis Medicine and please keep up the good work.
-German International School of Portland
I feel much more prepared after this course (on-line TC2). I am a South African Police officer, am certified in First Aid, and also did the Control The Bleed course (the same one you have in the US) recently. This TC2 course really really taught me a lot. I like the style in which Mike presents it and I value his opinions. The course stimulated me to think about certain concepts and I will surely carry this knowledge with wherever I go.
10 JAN 2018
I just completed the [online] TCC course and thought I'd drop you a note and let you know how much I liked the course. Actually loved the course! I am a CPA and over the years have done a ton of CPE to maintain my certification and this ranks in the top classes I have taken. Maybe the best. Exceptionally well done! Thank you for providing this material. I hope I never have to use it, but as with CPR, you never know. I have had to use CPR a couple times, so I'll sleep better after taking this course should I ever be in a situation where these skills are needed.
04 JAN 2018
Tactical Casualty Care is the holy grail in crisis first aid training. Mike Shertz expertly distills his decades of experience as a Special Forces Medic and as an Emergency Room Physician into a powerful fact-filled training that leaves you confident knowing what to do in a crisis first aid event. Mike cuts through urban legends and misinformation and shows, through research and real-life situations, what works and what doesn’t. Mike has seen it, done it, and knows how to share it in a powerful presentation style that sticks. Everyone can benefit from this important information. Highly researched, packed with examples, and delivered with top-notch production quality, this online course will give you skills that can mean the difference between life and death for someone you love or anyone you may encounter who needs crisis first aid
11 SEP 17
I have taken the 5 day TCCC class twice. As a medical director for several fire departments I can say it is the BEST trauma course you can take.
29 AUG 17
"In basic boating seamanship, there are a couple of primary rules and one is: Keep the water out. Dr. Shertz's class on Tactical Casualty Care could be nicknamed: Keep the blood in. Dr. Shertz is a dynamic and crisp instructor and a compelling educator. I unlearned years of Hollywood war movie myths on what a bullet does to the body and learned what really happens when a person (or gelatin) gets shot. Most importantly I learned what I could do to help 'keep the blood in' and how to go about that to a reasonable degree. Both the classroom and hands-on instruction were thorough and I recommend the class to anyone who wants to become more educated in tactical casualty care, or wants to possibly be of use if found in a direct or indirect threat event with casualties and minimal equipment."
5 AUG 17
I have taken Crisis' one day, [in-person] TCC class in 2010 as well as the [in-person] Advanced TC2 class in 2014, both through Insights Training Center. I cannot speak highly enough of Mike's pedagogical approach, from the quality and depth of the instructional content to his ability as a speaker and a hands-on instructor to engage his audience and impart new skills and knowledge. I've taken classes with several of the "big names" in tactical training and Mike is among the best instructors with whom I've been fortunate to train. In TC2, Mike skillfully interleaved lecture material and hands-on labs. Let's face it, few people want to sit in a room listening to someone talk, but Mike kept it completely engaging and always just the right length before breaking or transitioning to a hands-on practical session to drill the material further. I did not feel a single minute was 'wasted time' or find myself glancing at a watch. The final day of ATC2 was purely scenario-based training and from the facility used to the realistic makeup/practical effects employed to simulate trauma to the those who played victims in the drills, every bit was absolutely top-notch. It was one of the best training experiences I've ever had and provided me with simple, effective life-saving tools I hope never to employ. I cannot recommend Mike and Crisis Medicine highly enough.
"Spent the last three days attending Crisis Medicine’s Advanced Tactical Casualty Care course. In a few words, an outstanding course taught by top-tier instructors. By the third day, participants were repeatedly handling arterial hemorrhaging from realistic gunshot wounds, penetrating chest and wounds, even amputations, and eviscerations in multiple stress based scenarios with LOTS of training blood and drama-inducing injury props, all under the watchful eyes of very highly experienced special operations medics and chief instructor Dr. Mike Shertz."