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 approximate run times of our courses is as follows: TC2 course is approximately 7.5 hours, Advanced TC2 is 14.5 hours Complete TC2 course is 21 hours Essentials of Casualty Care is 2.5 hours First Receivers - No Notice Events is 2.5 hours You can take the course at your own pace, and re-take the course up to three times. Your access to the stand-alone Wound Ballistics selection course, Essentials of Casualty Care, and First Receivers-No Notice Events are each valid for 30 days, 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: Selection, Essentials of Casualty Care, and First Receivers - No Notice Events, within 30 days; TC2, within 3 months; Advanced TC2 (ATC2), within 6 months, and the Complete TC2 (CTC2) within 9 months. Our courses includes a downloadable workbook. The Essentials, TC2, Advanced, and Complete courses also include 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. The Essentials Course is intended for individuals and organizations wishing to have a solid foundation in casualty care without committing to the entire 7.5 hour course. Each course fee covers one seat and one certificate. The First Receivers - No Notice Events course is intended for non-trauma center, Emergency Department providers such as physicians, nurse practitioners, PAs, nurses, and techs.
SKILLS:Tactical Casualty CareAdvanced TC2Complete TC2
Bandaging/Pressure DressingXXX
Recovery PositionXXX
Basic Airway ManeuversXXX
Moving CasualtiesXXX
Wound Packing*XX
Nasal AirwaysXX
Decompression of Tension PneumothoraxXX
Surgical AirwaysX
Dedicated Litter UseX
Hypothermia Prevention KitX
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. We also do not permit group showings of our courses. Each class fee covers one student. 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 and we’ll see if we can help extend your subscription if you need more time.
Yes! Effective September 2019, Crisis Medicine is CAPCE accredited. Please check individual courses for the CEH hours and categories.

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