Grounded in SOF medicine tempered by Emergency Medicine and EMS best practices.
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.
Wounded can occur from: Active shooter events; active violent incidents (think Boston 2013); unstable buildings due to collapse, bombing, or fires; or natural disasters; all of which are high-risk environments.
Traditional EMS priorities of the ABC model (airway, breathing, circulation) misses the point that the whole purpose behind an open airway is to oxygenate blood, which is best kept in the body. Controlling massive hemorrhage is the first priority in saving trauma patients and avoiding unnecessary deaths.
Utilizing the military model of MARCH (massive hemorrhage, airway, respiration, circulation, and hypothermia prevention), Crisis Medicine uses a fast-pased, dynamic, hands-on, skills station heavy, and scenario based approach to teaching life saving techniques and interventions.
In any event, law enforcement arrives on average 4 minutes after the first 911 call; EMS arrives 4-10 minutes later. This means that in the first 10 minutes, any care a casualty receives is either performed by private citizen bystanders (First Care Provider) or others involved in the event, and secondarily, law enforcement. Many casualties can die within this time frame without lifesaving intervention.
|This ten-hour course covers the first few minutes of tactical casualty evaluation. Largely focused on the Care Under Fire / Direct Threat phases of care. This phase emphasizes efficient hemorrhage control, largely with tourniquets and patient movement. Learn more.||This thirty-hour course covers the evaluation and treatment of the tactical casualty during the Care Under Fire / Direct Threat and Tactical Field Care / Indirect Threat phases. Learn more.||This forty-four hour course covers the complete evaluation and treatment of the tactical casualty during the Care Under Fire / Direct Threat, Tactical Field Care / Indirect Threat phases, and solid preparation of the casualty for the evacuation phase. Learn more|