The material is presented in such a deft manner with illustrative examples and reinforced with repetition that retention of information comes pleasantly easy.
Well worth the investment!
Yes, as Dr. Shertz says in his intro, he provides a lot of information in these lectures. “Encyclopedic” I believe was one of the terms he used, however, I never found an encyclopedia nearly as interesting nor as engaging as his topics and style of teaching. As an advanced practitioner of medicine, I find the “why“ almost as important as the “what“, and Mike does an excellent job of explaining why certain procedures, techniques, and tools are superior to alternatives.
The material is presented in such a deft manner with illustrative examples and reinforced with repetition that retention of information comes pleasantly easy. Dr. Shertz’s expertise in this subject matter is evident as he proficiently breaks down complex medical concepts for learners of all backgrounds. I am also impressed by the ease of use of the electronic platform. It has been easy to start, stop, and resume lectures as my busy schedule allows. All in all, I have truly enjoyed this lecture series and feel that my medical practice has benefited. My investment in this educational program has been well worth my time and my ducats.
Top-notch information combined with dynamic presentation
I have 11 years of experience as a street, SAR, SWAT, and now an industrial medic at remote sites in Northern Canada. I’ve taken quite a few courses and been to and led countless tactical trainings/inservices. Dr. Shertz’s course was some of the best training I’ve received. He manages to provide a solid foundation and practice combined with a good amount of exploration of the different options available as far as gear, which is important when you may not know what you will have available or approved at different sites and services. His presentation style is engaging, without devolving into war stories. His SF background is invaluable, and his ER experience makes the information provided here relatable and actionable for civilian and LEO EMS professionals who aren’t downrange. He covered everything that we covered during my initial TCCC training, with updates and additions that help me integrate the TCCC principles to my everyday EMS and tactical practice. There is a huge amount of crossover between the tactical principles in this course and my current work as an industrial medic in the mining sector, as industry provides plenty of opportunity for blunt trauma, crush, environmental, HAZMAT, and blast injuries, not to mention extraction challenges.
There’s no substitute for hands-on training, so I’m looking forward to attending a course with Dr. Shertz when I need to refresh! That being said, I would recommend this online course to anyone, especially while it’s difficult to do in-person training during the current pandemic.
...Extremely comprehensive foundation to prehospital emergency medicine and crisis management.
The Complete TC2 is an exceptional course that provides an extremely comprehensive foundation to prehospital emergency medicine and crisis management. Dr. Shertz deftly explains complex concepts in an easy-to-understand format while also providing a breakdown analysis of current studies relevant to the topic. He teaches you how to identify life-threatening injuries in trauma cases, and how to sort most critical from least. The skills breakdowns were easy to follow along, which is not always an easy feat to accomplish in a virtual setting. Dr. Shertz utilizes his background in SF tactics and emergency medicine to create memorable, realistic scenarios that facilitate the application and retention of course material.
I find the fact Dr. Shertz delivers this difficult content with such easy affability speaks greatly to his professionalism and subject matter expertise. This course is perfect for anyone who has ever wondered ‘what if’ and ‘what would I do’ in emergency situations. Triaging doesn’t have to be complicated, and even if one person were to implement some of these assessments and skills in the event of a crisis situation, the victims of such an event would stand a much higher chance of survival than not.
The online course is very well done and kept my attention throughout. The scenario videos were not only entertaining, they were relevant to the information taught
I had the unique opportunity to both go to the in-person CTC2 class in Beaverton, OR and finish a portion of the course online because I had to leave early. I have to say that nothing can replace the muscle memory gained and the ability to ask questions and get immediate feedback that the in-person class provides. The practical scenario day was very well done and put you into situations that provided real-world stress. You had to treat very realistic injuries from real situations that have happened around the country. That being said, the online course is very well done and kept my attention throughout. The scenario videos were not only entertaining, but they were also relevant to the information taught and Dr. Shertz narrates during portions to help reinforce the M.A.R.C.H. pneumonic and treatment priorities. Overall, this is one of the best courses I have ever taken. I feel that anyone in Law Enforcement or FIRE/EMS should definitely take one of these courses because of the environment we live in today.
I've sat through hundreds of hours of online training. Dr. Shertz's course was totally different. He was engaging and authentic.
This is outstanding training. I'm a Firefighter, but I spent nearly a decade as a Federal agent, plus several years in two different branches of the military. In these jobs, I've sat through hundreds of hours of online training. Dr. Shertz's course was totally different. He was engaging and authentic. Rather than speeding through slides to get to the end of the course, I found myself taking notes, rewinding lectures, and viewing blocks of instruction multiple times until I was certain I understood the concepts. I appreciated his depth of knowledge and his passion for the subject matter is clear. This is a high-quality course that I'd recommend to both Firefighters and LEOs.
...Refreshing to watch an online class that kept my attention
After being in Public Safety for over 20 years in a mix of LE and Fire/EMS it was refreshing to watch an online class that kept my attention. Being a Tactical Medic this CE was extremely relevant and will do our team well. I look forward to the other classes Crisis-Medicine offers. I must also add the customer service is amazing. Prompt email response, and genuine willingness to work with us, and doing so the whole time in a nice friendly manner. You can not go wrong by using this group! Excellent job from A to Z.
I learned more than I did in 10 years of practicing medicine
Thank you for teaching such a fantastic course (Complete Tactical Casualty Care)! I learned more in the past week than I did in all of my education and the last ten years of practicing medicine. Thank you for what you do!
I can assure you that the online course was an incredible way to learn, and will not disappoint.
I studied the Complete Tactical Casualty Care course online and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Dr. Shertz is an incredible presenter and clearly has a wealth of knowledge to share. I was kept interested throughout the entire course and honestly didn't want it to end. I would love to have completed the in-person course but living in Australia makes that difficult, hence why I completed the online course. I can assure you that the online course was an incredible way to learn, and will not disappoint. I highly recommend this course and thank Dr. Shertz for sharing his expertise and making it available online.
This was one of the best courses I've ever taken.
As an ER/Trauma/SWAT nurse, I was looking for a TECC course and I'm so glad I chose Crisis Medicine. Dr. Shertz is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to teach things in a way that keeps you engaged while filling you with valuable knowledge. He doesn't ramble; he gets straight to the point, and clearly knows his stuff.
I will be taking more courses by Crisis Medicine and highly recommend him to anyone in the medical field who is looking for TECC or other courses...
As a medical director for several fire departments, I can say it is the BEST trauma course you can take.
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.
I can say without reservation on that Dr. Shertz's courses are of the highest quality. He is a talented instructor who explains medical procedures to students at all levels, even in audiences ''with mixed provider levels. His lectures are based on a clear review of the medical literature and include demonstrative photographs and diagrams pulled from disparate sources including textbooks, newspaper photographs, and images pulled from the internet to support his teaching points. His material is always up to date and includes the most recent advances in the field of emergency medical services, TECC, and TCCC.
I highly recommend this online course to any physician considering tactical medicine.
Recently I joined a SWAT Team as the team physician, after being a board-certified emergency physician for over 10 years with ATLS training I thought I was ready for the team. After taking the complete course I realized how much I did not know about Tactical Medicine.
After hours and hours covering relevant topics backed up by real-world experience and research studies, I feel much more confident that I can contribute to my SWAT team in a medical capacity. Mike gave solid advice of what works and what doesn't work, I felt he spoke my language as a physician and was very to-the-point. His experience as a Special Teams Medic and a current Emergency Physician made him the perfect instructor for this topic.
This online course brings you as close to real hands-on training as I can imagine
This online course brings you as close to real hands-on training as I can imagine and though it can’t replace practical training, it very likely outmatches many practical courses out there on the instructional side.
Mike Shertz has a solid background in combat casualty care in military, law enforcement, and civilian settings. He presents his material in a way that makes you feel like following an actual class. Good presentation skills and a sense of humour make it enjoyable to listen to him.
The online course is professionally made and offers you theory and skill videos, different quizzes about the topics of TCCC and a summary manual. After finishing the course, you can also print a certificate of your participation. You will learn not just how different techniques work, but also the why, results of different studies, historical background, statistics from military all over the world, and alternative techniques in case one doesn’t work. The videos contain a wide range of medical diagrams, pictures of casualties, videos where you see the techniques conducted on actual patients, followed by “pig-lab” videos and training on dummies, and even cadavers.
I highly liked the Instructor’s mindset regarding having a Plan B. By the end of the course you will not just have a primary and alternative, but also a contingency and emergency plan for almost all the techniques. His SF background really shows up, when he shows you how to improvise with the most basic and often improvised tools, in case you run out of commercially available products.
If you are looking for a way to self-study and improve your knowledge about this topic, I can highly recommend this course.
A Comprehensive educational experience
I just completed the Complete TC2 course presented by Dr. Shertz. This course was by far the best online course I have ever participated in. Dr. Shertz’s absolute command of the subject matter leads to a very comprehensive educational experience that leads the end user to be able to learn and apply new skill sets as well as confirming existing understanding to a deeper level. The production quality of the lectures, skills and scenarios make the learning process feel much more like it is in a classroom rather than online. The slides, charts and other graphics used are absolutely first class. This online education experience raises the bar for online education.
Exhaustive content, worth every minute.
I live in a war torn country and the tactical care is very applicable to my every day living. Past medical training covered basics and I wanted to delve in depth. It was fantastic. The CM staff were incredibly FAST in responding to my emails and problems I had on my end with slow internet. Laurie was fantastic with ensuring that I was able to access all of the content.
As a result of this course, our company will be re-evaluating each medical kit to ensure we are prepared should a crisis arise, and as a family we will be teaching our kids what we have learned. Thank you, CM for your excellence in the courses
This was a fantastic training. Lots of great information. I enjoyed how in-depth Dr. Shertz went into the studies which gave the information context. His real-world opinion was valuable as well
...Content developed with a lot of thought and investment representing decades of real-world experience.
I've undertaken a range of training in medical first response, including a four-day course in Wilderness First Aid and a basic TECC course. I've also participated in a global conference webinar series and subscribe to a number of different podcasts, webinars, and other resources on TCCC and TECC. Out of the dozens of instruction I've received from special operations medics, medical personnel and physicians I have not received a more comprehensive, evidence-based course covering the full range of TCCC/TECC guidelines. Its no-nonsense approach to showing what works and what doesn't will no doubt save lives.
The content was obviously developed with a lot of thought and investment representing decades of real-world experience. Anyone from a trauma physician, to an EMS paramedic or special operations medic, security operator or remote medic would benefit greatly from the course.
A graduate level education program in TCCC
I consider this a graduate level education program in TCCC. Having spent 15 months deployed to Iraq, I actually learned that some of my favorite gear are inferior to other pieces of equipment. Dr. Shertz provided me with the data and training to be more effective. It’s literally advice that makes people more effective in providing combat and tactical care. I’ve never seen anything like it.
I am much better-prepared thanks to the knowledge gained from the (online) course
After reading the reviews already given...I'm not sure I can say anything that hasn't been said, except that I agree! With my years as a nurse, I could probably stumble through most crisis/trauma situations, but I now feel I am much better prepared thanks to the knowledge gained from the course. The format and presentation were both well done. Thanks, Dr. Shertz..for sharing your expertise with humor and common sense. Oh, and thanks for sharing your daughter in the videos, she looks like a treasure.
...One of my favorite online classes in any subject I've ever taken.
Have you ever taken a class, and then been kinda bummed that it was over? This class was so interesting, and well given. The amount of information, plus just the way it was delivered was perfect. Dr. Shertz knows his stuff back and front and sideways. He’s got the resume to prove it. But he doesn’t act like a know it all. He acts like one of your peers showing you the way and it makes the information that much more interesting and easy to digest. This was one of my favorite online classes in any subject I've ever taken. Dr. Shertz and everyone who worked on this should be commended.
Our Fire Department has benefitted tremendously from this course
I loved the course! I greatly appreciated the depth of information that went into each course topic. It was valuable for me to see information that was supported by literature, evidence, etc. through the lens of Dr. Shertz's unbiased opinion.
Myself, and the rest of our department participating in the course have benefited tremendously. I plan to make this course a requirement for the remainder of our team members and future team members, as I believe it helps create a solid foundation. I actually plan to go through it again while I still have access!! Thank you so much for all of your help along the way, and thank you all for developing a phenomenal course.
…The online training and step-by-step skills stations are every bit as effective at driving home the material as the in-person training
Transformational! Crisis-medicine.com's Complete Tactical Emergency Casualty Care course has been one of the most transformational experiences in my life. Dr. Shertz's practical, no-bullshit approach to triage and treatment of life-threatening trauma has been distilled down to skills and techniques that are very trainable, attainable, and applicable for civilian hands.
After taking this course I am confident in my ability to identify, treat, and manage mass casualties in any active violent event. I can build an aid system using equipment that has been researched, tested, and proven to work - and that won't fail my expectations during a crisis. Everyone who believes that it's important to be prepared for emergencies should crave this knowledge; everyone has something to learn here.
Having taken both the in-person and online training I can honestly say that the online training and step-by-step skills stations are every bit as effective at driving home the material as the in-person training and track very closely with the classroom experience. In some cases, the on-line training is actually a superior way to learn the material, as you can back up to a section you want to review or pause and ponder a graph or chart that is being presented. Although the hands-on classroom experience is undeniably beneficial, the online course will still get your knowledge and mindset where it needs to be for you to act as an effective force multiplier for good if the worst should happen. Thank you Dr. Shertz!
As I started the Course already started to amaze me, with detailed Classes and backed up by proof and in-depth research
I really enjoyed Complete TC2 and gained a lot of extra knowledge
I am a Private security contractor and did some Medical courses before, 1 as a requirement (FPOSi), and the other as an extra (TTLS). I saw Crisis Medicine on Facebook, read up on them, and gathered some information. I enrolled in the TC2 Complete Online Course, as I felt I could gain some extra knowledge. As I started the Course already started to amaze me, with detailed Classes and backed up by in Combat Proof and in-depth research. Reasons were provided as to his opinions on some equipment which was really an eye-opener. Overall, I really enjoyed it and gained a lot of extra knowledge, Thanks for the great presentation and classes.
This course is amazing for an online course.
No death by power point here. I definitely felt as if I was in the classroom the entire time. Hands down best online course for any subject matter I have taken.