Join us for a class in Bellevue, Washington for the In-Person Crisis Medicine Tactical Casualty Course taught by Mike Shertz, MD.
This interactive ten-hour course prepares for the first few minutes of casualty evaluation in a high-risk environment.This course is designed to give you a plan to identify and manage those immediately life-threatening injuries and the knowledge and skills to implement it, while you are still engaged in an ongoing tactical problem. The class 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, 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, there are somewhere death before the arrival of EMS is almost assured if not managed rapidly and correctly. EMS is usually delayed in these types of events due to security concerns. Instead, responding law enforcement and private citizens, either involved in the events themselves or nearby, provide most life-saving care in this phase.
Please register through our training partner, Insights Training Center.