Courses and Material
Each Crisis Medicine course includes entertaining, sobering, but very approachable video lectures by Dr. Mike Shertz on topics related to caring for casualties in a pre-hospital setting, where there is an ongoing threat or indirect threat to the safety of the casualty and the rescuer. Dr. Shertz uses current and historical events, weaving photos and videos into his lecture components. Each class also includes hands-on demonstrations by Dr. Shertz, using a variety of teaching adjuncts, including models and role players. Lastly, each class ends with a series of scenarios created by Crisis Medicine to demonstrate the skills taught at each level. These life-like, real world scenarios leave students with a mental starting point for treating casualties in their own environment if confronted with that situation.
When taught at in-person trainings, Crisis Medicine teaches a 1, 3, and 5 day course in Tactical Casualty Care, each requiring a 10-hour training day. Because on-line video students do not conduct their own hands-on skills stations or scenarios, the courses are shorter. The TC2 course is approximately 7 hours on-line, the Advanced TC2 is 14.5 hours (on-line), and the Complete TC2 course is 21 hours (on-line). You can take the course at your own pace, and re-take the course up to three times. Your access to selection courses are valid for 30 days, the TC2 for 3 months, ATC2 6 months, and CTC2 for 9 months.
Class registration fees cover taking the specific course, up to three times within the following time periods: Selections, within 30 days; TC2, within 3 months; Advanced TC2, within 6 months, and the Complete TC2 within 9 months.The TC2 course includes a downloadable workbook, including a list of recommended items for an Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) and suggestions on where to purchase items.
No. TC2 is generally suited for nearly everyone and is consistent with both the TECC and TCCC guidelines, it also exceeds the educational objectives of the White House Stop the Bleed campaign. The Advanced and Complete day courses are better suited to students with additional, specialized needs for more advanced interventions. The Complete course teaches paramedic level skills which will be outside the scope of practice for individuals without additional medical credentials.
|SKILLS:||Tactical Casualty Care||Advanced TC2||Complete TC2|
|Basic Airway Maneuvers||X||X||X|
|Decompression of Tension Pneumothorax||X||X|
|IV / IO||X|
|Dedicated Litter Use||X|
|Hypothermia Prevention Kit||X|
Sharing is caring, but not in this case. Each class registration and enrollment is for one user only. We’d be delighted to send you a small token of our appreciation if you refer your buddy and he/she signs up. Make sure the buddy lists you as ‘referred by’ when they sign up. You can also send your buddy or loved one a gift of a class.Agency pricing is also available for departments with multiple users. Please contact us at logistics@crisis-medicine and we'd be happy to work with you to ensure your personnel is all trained.
Videos are not available to download, but you can watch your entire course through three times. Isn’t that enough to get all the best points? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see if we can help extend your subscription if you need more time.
We do not have a relationship with CEU vendors as doing so is exceptionally expensive, and we would have to pass that cost on to our students. However, in the past, students have provided the course schedule to their medical directors, most of whom have signed off on CEU for the topics presented. Additionally, our online students obtain a certificate of attendance that breaks down the number of hours trained in each typical EMS CEU category.