Emergency Trauma Response Training Course
“Emergency Trauma Response” (ETR) is a comprehensive training program for anyone interested in being better prepared to deal with massive trauma.
Building off the popular “Stop The Bleed” program, ETR goes above and beyond to ensure the student has the practical knowledge to use popular products and gear and can manage 95% of major trauma emergencies.
The course is 100% FREE to anyone. It is completed online via video and the user responds to simple questions to ensure comprehension.
The course is split into these 13 modules:
- Trauma Medicine & Combat Mindset
- The Gear Of A Medic
- Vital Signs and Anatomy
- Intro to MARCH
- Massive Hemorrhage
- Hypothermia and Head Trauma
- Other Injury Types
- Practical Tourniquet Exercises & Improvised Solutions
- Your Role As A Medic
Brian McLaughlin is a veteran of the War on Terror and has seen combat alongside Marines in Afghanistan. He cut his teeth on trauma with his first duty station as an ER Technician and has attended and passed qualifications for EMT as both a civilian and active-duty Navy Corpsman. He has attended multiple Combat Trauma Medicine courses and instructed Combat Life Saver for Marines and junior Corpsman. After leaving the military as an HM2 (FMF), he worked as a security consultant for faith-based organizations and led force-on-force active shooter drills including trauma management.
Joel Ward (verified owner) –
Excellent training course! Can be completed on your own which is a real plus with covid distancing needs. No reason NOT to take the course and learn trauma response practices!
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Michael Miller (verified owner) –
I just completed your Emergency Trauma Response Course – nice!!
As a 15-year USAF Security Forces veteran, I really appreciate it when people “get it” – and Brian does.
I am not a “facebook-kinda-guy” but I kinda wish I was, just to join your group – I have no doubt it is a good place with a lot of direct and useful info.
I just wanted to say thank you for making this refresher course available and I’m looking forward to receiving the Sweetwater kit I ordered.
Gwendolyn (verified owner) –
I absolutely appreciate this free course! It was very informative and helpful as well as very necessary for anyone to learn to save a life in a trauma emergency, while waiting for EMT, Paramec, etc.
Richard Wagner (verified owner) –
Exactly what I have been looking for since I spend time at the range. I tried to get kit advice and basic training from emt friend with no results. Brian did a fantastic with presentation. Format was right on. Recommendations and comment on some of products is helpful. Will be ordering kits for range bag and truck as suggested. Hope I never need.
Mike Holland (verified owner) –
Great training and presentation. I am a Safety Coordinator at my church as well as a coalition leader for the Oklahoma based FBSN coalition. We’ve done Stop the Bleed training several times and this is a great online addition to that training. Especially as a refresher for those who have done the hands on. I learned several things from the video I did not learn in Stop the Bleed.
I sent it to all the Oklahoma Safety Coalitions members with my full endorsement. Thank you for doing this.
Greg Lundberg (verified owner) –
I have taken a few courses…and this is one of the best…I mentioned to a couple people to look into it…thank you
Robert (verified owner) –
Excellent follow up to the stop the bleed course that I took earlier this year.
Good solid information presented in a simple affecive format. Brian is a very good instructor!
Rick (verified owner) –
It has been several years since I took an in person tactical medicine course. The instructor I had was very good, but I knew I needed a more recent refresher. Years of conflict overseas has yielded constant upgrades to material. If you don’t stay up on these skills, they are perishable and you will forget important points. I went through the material once, and then watched it all again to take notes. This course was very thorough and I enjoyed the instructor’s style of teaching. I highly recommend this to any family and friends you can get to take it.
Leo (verified owner) –
Excellent Video! Thank you! Everyone needs to watch this video!
MICHAEL MORGAN (verified owner) –
WELL worth the time. I got my EMT certificate from the Baylor Nursing School (Dallas TX) in 1983. I never made a professional go at the trade, but the knowledge has come in handy in several emergency situations. This class is an excellent intro to the topic of trauma management in austere conditions, and it was a great refresher for me. I agree with the statement in the introduction video that this cannot replace hands-on training, but the hands-on class you take after watching this course will make a lot more sense, and you will be much more comfortable walking in the door.
Andrew Newton (verified owner) –
A most excellent refresher course. I was overdue for one, and this course fit the bill perfectly.
Keep it up.
Lyn (verified owner) –
Highly recommend. Brian does not waste your time and gets right to the point leading you through step by step in how to save a life. As a veteran and former paramedic this program will show the required medical equipment and instill the confidence in using it.
Rusty Merrill (verified owner) –
Course was a good addition to Stop the Bleed, and gave good information.
Brian spoke very fast, and I was trying to take notes for future review, plus to pass the quizzes, so it was a bit stressful, but I did OK.
Wish they had a handout or a book with all the information he covered, so I wouldn’t have to decipher my writing.
Recommending course to my church medical team.
Don Strewart –
Very good course. My last training was three years ago and this course gave me new information on trauma treatment and supplies. Well worth the time and I highly recommend it.
Dannielle (verified owner) –
This course was very well put together! A great refresher course, or a great starter course for anyone wanting to advantage their skills. Highly recommend!
Lloyd Reese (verified owner) –
It needs help. I already supplied some comments to the guy who seems to write most of the content on this website.
First, I could not get beyond the first lesson since I didn’t know what question I was getting wrong.
Second, I believe it was in the 3rd question the preferred answer is not right.
In my suburban location with good EMS service, I’ll wait for them to respond and transport the chain saw injured guy to the ER. If I’m in the national forest, and run across a guy who suffered the same injury,I’ll transport him to a location where I can get a cell signal, call 9-1-1-, and then take him where we can meet an EMS unit.
Since I could not get beyond the first lesson, I can’t comment on the rest of it.
Lloyd thank you for your feedback. It is the intent of the quiz that you rewatch the content in order to figure out the answers to the questions if you get them wrong. Each question is very specifically drawn from the videos. You may be referring to one of 2 different questions. The first of which asks, “As a First-Responder to a Medical Incident, Your Goal is to” and then you are provided with 3 options. 1: Do Nothing, Providing Any Assistance Should Be Left Only to Doctors and Surgeons. 2: Diagnose, treat and cure the injured person. 3: Stabilize The Patient Long Enough to be Seen by A Trauma Surgeon. Of those 3 options #3 is the best choice. The other question you may be referring to states: The Two Important Tasks of Trauma Medicine are: and includes the instructions “Please select TWO from the following options.” The options are as follows: Keep the Patient Alive. Get the Patient to the Hospital As Quickly As Possible. Make the Patient Comfortable. Investigate How the Patient Was Injuried. In reading your comment about response in different situations based on the distance from cell service or EMTs I’m not sure how that would change the correct answers to either of those questions. I hope you can send us more specific feedback so we can better address your concerns. Please consider using the Contact page above to do so.
Peter S (verified owner) –
Really good course with clear instructions. Multiple answers in some questions.
Strongly recommend MMM for this free, online training for personal development.
John Converse (verified owner) –
While video cannot replace hands-on training, this course offered a good overview of response to life-threatening medical emergencies. I recommended this as a review review for campus public safety officers during the college’s pandemic shutdown.
John Hernandez (verified owner) –
Great training for the new student and the ol grizzled vet. Thanks so much for providing this training.
Jan Holmqvist (verified owner) –
Very good course. I have an combat medic course from the Swedish army, and your course was a really good repetition and reminder.
Lisa (verified owner) –
Recommending everyone in my group get this traning…my husband and I own a medical clinic and we both took something away from this training.
EARL HARRIS (verified owner) –
Excellent Course- Thanks Mountainmanmedical.
Brian McLaughlin –
You’re welcome! Thanks for taking the course.
Shirley Wainer (verified owner) –
Excellent presentation and content. Thank you very much, I shall certainly recommend to friends and family.
John Seifert (verified owner) –
Very informative,WELL WORTH, your time!
John Harding (verified owner) –
This course is excellent . . . Since there are no “Stop the Bleed” classes in my area, this course is the best alternative. I’ve completed it twice now and will continue to review it on a regular basis because I learn (or retain) something new each time. I’ve ordered several Kits from the website because I trust Brian and know that the quality of the products will be excellent, just like the presentation. This course has given me a lot of confidence that I’ll know how to treat an injured person, even though the training is online. Great job!!
Brandon Franke (verified owner) –
Very informative class. highly recommended.
john kelmell (verified owner) –
The course is full of excellent information. I learned a lot and just need to get some hands on training.
Jim Smith (verified owner) –
I completely enjoyed the class, it was both complete and easy to understand. I enjoyed the teaching style and the content. Thank you for a great product that left me wanting more.
Luke Ptacek (verified owner) –
As someone who completed the course, I couldn’t recommend it enough. If you think this course doesn’t apply to you, you’re wrong. This is information you can use no matter what your daily life looks like.
Jim (verified owner) –
Well done and elegant in it’s simplicity & practicality. The blood volume loss depiction was clever and useful. My primary objection is the depiction of the Improvised Tourniquet segment. It’s width did not have congruence with the dialog: it simply seemed too narrow. And I was surprised that common tee-shirt wasn’t used. But that’s it! You did a fine job on this class and it’s well worth a person’s time to take it.
Jame Shaw (verified owner) –
Outstanding overview course! I’ve had several hands-on TCCC/MARCH classes w/scenarios and this course condenses a lot of what was in those courses into bite-sized nuggets that are easy to understand and remember. Thanx to Condealedcarry.com, Mountain Man Medical, and especially Brian for presenting.
the videos and questions and timings don’t seem to always match up with each other on the concealed carry website and pain management video is completely gone with reassessment video under pain management module and so on
Kit, sorry about your experience. We’ve tried to replicate the issues you are describing and are unable to do so. If willing it would be helpful if you could email support @ mountainmanmedical dot com and let us know what questions don’t match up as well.
The Crimson Pirate (verified owner) –
Great course. An excellent free online beginning to anyone interested in more advanced 1st aid. It is good that you also link to the free in person stop the bleed course.
Trey Polhemus (verified owner) –
Very well put together. Thank you for this!
RC (verified owner) –
Hey this course should be taken by more people. I enjoyed it and learned a lot. Trying to get prepared to be prepared.
Jeff Holt (verified owner) –
I have been to two in person courses, and needed a refresher. Some of the lessons/quiz’ were more challenging than I anticipated and had to go back and watch, which is the point – my plan is to review every year – thanks for supplying this online course!
Ayed (verified owner) –
Kimberly Sumaray (verified owner) –
Excellent course! Thank you!
Brian McLaughlin –
You’re welcome! Hope it helps.
Chris Brown (verified owner) –
Excellent Class. I’ve worked construction for almost 40 years and we are required to keep 1st aide and CPR up to date, with the availability of some pretty serious accidents on construction sites I feel this helps me get 1 step above just the ordinary CPR & 1st aide. I ordered a trauma kit and keep one in my work truck. I liked it so much I ordered a 2nd for my POV. Thanks for the class and I will be looking forward to more classes in the future. Be safe.
Steven (verified owner) –
Good course, in line with in person trama and wilderness courses I have taken. Well worth taking and reviewing.
Kent Wilson (verified owner) –
This course is presented in an easy to follow format. Coming from a career of healthcare, I recommend this course to everyone interested in doing their part in an emergency trauma situation.
Jesus gránola –
Having had extensive state parks training in “1st Aid” and CPR….
southern California or northern California
I’d like to fly out to find a class available
Stop The Bleed please
….. SLC or Portland Metro
¿ el Paso ?
Jesus I recommend checking stopthebleed dot org for classes that are available in your area.
Tony (verified owner) –
Fantastic online course Brian and team.
Well done – impressive detail and just like on your videos – incredibly informative.
Even if you have done a similar or more detailed course – this is well worth doing as a refresher.
Sophie (verified owner) –
As an LPN I was never really trained for ‘trauma’ nursing, this course was excellent, and really helped me know what to do in trauma situations. You don’t have to have any medical training—anyone can do this, and should learn.
Thank you very much!
Coors Tom (verified owner) –
Highly recommended- Brian does a excellent job and his additional explanations make the training more enlightening- not just how but why !!
Pat Martin (verified owner) –
Impressive curriculum as a refresher for students with some professional training already under their belt. I found it to be very helpful as a way to learn what is current and have it explained by a field experienced medic added to my depth of understanding. I am glad I found this training and would recommend it to any of my co-workers. Thank you for making this course available – well done!
Anna Miller (verified owner) –
Great having traing course on DVD so we can watch it anytime. Very informative and great to refresh often. GREAT JOB!!! THANK YOU!
James Dickey (verified owner) –
A good course in an easy to understand format. And it’s free. Why would you not? Highly recommended!
This is a very good course. I completed it right before I took a Stop The Bleed class. This online course had much more information than the class did. I am recommending this to all the Range Safety Officers at my range.
Serenity (verified owner) –
It’s been decades since I had a trauma kit. This was very informative and quite updated from when I last had a trauma course. It gave enough information that I should be able to use the tools in an emergency. They recommend a hands on course, which I have been looking for, but overall this is a good mediary demonstration for all practical purposes. I appreciate they have this course for in the meantime. Thank you so much!!!
Isaiah (verified owner) –
If you own a firearm, you should take this course. 100% free, phenomenal info that will bring an extra level of safety and comfort carrying a weapon, and create a level headedness interacting with an emergency medical situation.
Andrea Balzarini (verified owner) –
All the topics are very well explained and clear. Visualizing the examples increases memory retention. This course is super valuable for any person willing to help or even try to save a life after accidents. Well done! Thank you!
Joseph Willis (verified owner) –
I won’t go into my experience as most every person who takes this course has a background but I have been around.
This is a very good primer/refresher, it does what it is intended to do prime/refresh. If you need more in depth seek out physical training from a professional instructor.
Great job guys!
Davd B (verified owner) –
First off, thank you to Concealed Carry, Mountain Man Medical, and Brian for presenting this excellent course for free. That says a lot about those who are responsible for presenting it. Some past basic first aid training would be helpful in grasping all that this course offers, as it moves pretty quickly, but you can “replay” the lessons as much as you need to. You also can purchase the DVD if you care to. All in all, an excellent course and presentation. Thank you.
Laura R. (verified owner) –
Brian’s direct and clear presentation of the concepts really made this course shine. I’ve been taking more and more of an interest in emergency first aid/response in the last couple of years and I’m currently taking some courses to explore whether I want to make a career change. The re-enactments/visualization alongside the narration really helped connect the theory to the actions. This has led me to find other resources that I use to learn, as well as prompted a thorough overhaul of my personal first aid supplies at home, in my vehicles and at work. Thanks for not only producing such a high quality course, but making it easily accessible to all. It’s not as easy to find courses like this here in Canada as it is in the US to the online format is greatly appreciated.
Andy Kossowsky (verified owner) –
Very nice to have this offered for free. It’s very well presented, and lines up nicely with a similar course I’d viewed, so, as someone with no formal training, it was good confirmation and reenforcement of what I’d learned.
Jay (verified owner) –
Have not finished yet but I will.
Helpful life saving info + FREE = HELL YEAH!
Marc Miller (verified owner) –
I really enjoyed the course. the topics are the same on other sites but they way they were described along with visuals was great.
i am a training officer at my location and i have sent out your link for everyone i work with to check it out.
After this course i upgraded my trauma kit i carry with me.
keep up the great work
S LATTA (verified owner) –
One of the very best and most practical free training courses I’ve ever taken!!!
Kevin Still (verified owner) –
This was a great course!! Thank you for putting it out there.
Jose Garibay (verified owner) –
I found this to be an excellent on-line course. It really fills a gap in emergency training not filled by the Red Cross; at least not around here(Normal, Illinois). Now, I feel that I just need some “hands on” training with tourniquets to be completely trained. Will visit the on – line course occasionally to remain fluent.
Samuel Crumpton (verified owner) –
Excellent course broken down into easy short lessons that allow one with little time to go through thr course in several sessions and digest the information thoroughly.
Cindy Dozier (verified owner) –
This course was excellent. I will use it again and again to refresh my memory. It was practical, understandable and well-done. The expertise and experience of the trainer was obvious. I am confident in the content.
Huan (verified owner) –
A heartfelt thank you to all the team at MMM and Brian in particular for being generous enough to put this online for free. There are not many courses this detailed online let alone for free.
I work as an instructor for the Irish Sea Fisheries Board training seafarers in First Aid amongst other skills and I like to keep my skills current in regard to best practice and as such I owe a debt of gratitude to Brian and the team for putting this course out there and if I can pay it forward and help save someone I will.
I intend to keep retaking this course as time allows to keep the info fresh in my head.
Demetrius Montez (verified owner) –
It’s been decades since I had a trauma kit. This was very informative and quite updated from when I last had a trauma course. It gave enough information that I should be able to use the tools in an emergency. I will be taking more hands on training and I appreciate they have this course in the meantime. Thank you so much!!!
Jacob Burke –
It’s amazing. I’m learning a ton. I’m not a veteran and I have never had to use any of this knowledge shared in the course. So I have been really taken my time. Studying, practicing and really trying to absorb what he is sharing. Hopefully I never will have to. But if I do. I feel I will be better prepared because of it. Thank you.
And I got my three kits in. One for the house and car and one for my edc. There really good. I also appreciate the i videos you send us. Detailing the equipment and instructions on it all.
Raymond (verified owner) –
Excellent information, well presented.
One of those skills you need, and hope you never have to use.
Ken Stinson (verified owner) –
Oh Yes, this was the course I needed. You don’t know what you need until you need it. These courses helped fill the holes in my mind. Five Gold Stars.
Wendy (verified owner) –
Great course! Especially as a refresher. Very thorough. Even more than I learned in my in person class (someone else)! I recommend it to all my students.
Joseph Zuccarello (verified owner) –
This was a great course! Sections were well presented and of a convenient length to facilitate working them into a busy schedule with limited spare time. I recommend this course highly!
Nedim Jaginovic (verified owner) –
Outstanding ⚔️ perfekt refresher training. I recommend this course highly!!!..👍
Edwin (verified owner) –
Easy to understand, simple instructions for treating casualties using MARCH. Thought it was well laid out. Maybe would like to see a little more instruction on tourniquets; i.e. how important it is to really crank down as much as possible before starting to turn the windlass. And when putting a tq on a leg especially, I find it easier to unloop the strap on the CAT, feed it around the limb, then tighten. Great course overall, for being entirely online.
Eric Brown (verified owner) –
Informative beginner class taught in a very comprehensive manner.
Chris L. (verified owner) –
A great beginner course for those interested in trauma medicine.
Darrett Griff (verified owner) –
Great course. It was very informative. Easy to understand and kept me wanting more. I’m ready for the next courses!!
Jose Garibay (verified owner) –
I thought the training was great. I also liked the instructor. He really knows his stuff and I enjoyed learning from him. I only wish I could find local practical skills training.
Brad Bonnette (verified owner) –
Excellent course. I used it as a refresher. I really like MARCH vs. traditional medical-response first aid and CPR courses. Much more relevant for traumatic injury response vs. general medical assistance.
Stan (verified owner) –
Great starter course. Appreciate Brian’s communication and teaching skills.
I would like a course with hands on training.
Thanks to all the folks making this available!!!
Stan M (verified owner) –
Great starter course. Appreciate Brian’s communication and teaching skills.
I would like a course with hands on training.
Thanks to all the folks making this available!!!
Barry D (verified owner) –
Great refresher. Great training. Great instructor. Thanks Mountain Man!!!!
Shiloh Palehorse (verified owner) –
Presenting to local Colorado Civil Air Patrol Cadet squadron. Very beneficial.
Edward C. (verified owner) –
Good course. I appreciate you offering it for free with my order. (I took the the online one. I’ve only got a couple of DVD players in the house and they aren’t too convenient). I am scheduled for a Stop the Bleed class too.
There was an error in the training course but I’m sure people will realize it was an error.
Judith DAMICO (verified owner) –
I am a physician newly introduced to wilderness medicine and practical trauma care. This is a superb course! I could not have asked for better.
conservakid (verified owner) –
This is a very well done set of videos that amount to almost two hours with lessons along the way that are enough to keep you honest. By far the best single package of free trauma care content out there that I’ve found.
Thor A (verified owner) –
Well presented and structured package. Thanks team!
Samuel (verified owner) –
Thank you Mountain Man Medical, your course is really great. I completed it after I was asked to help get a man out of a crushed car. I should have taken this course a month ago, but better late than never.
Do you have a course designed to prepare first responders to move a victim that is in a location that can only be accessed by foot? I live in a part of the world where medical response is any where from fifteen minutes away, to nonexistent.
Jacob Paulsen –
Samuel, thank you for the kind feedback. We not have a course about transportation or moving injured people at this time. This a great suggestion for the content we can work on!
Zachary Bulacan (verified owner) –
Great courses helps expand on the stop the bleed curriculum. I’m now looking into getting hands on training in my city. Clear and concise videos with reinforcement of the most critical points. Still waiting to get approved for the Facebook group so can’t convert on that. Overall a very good course to whet your appetite for trauma knowledge to help in life threatening situations
Lonnie Korgan (verified owner) –
As a Church Safety team leader not only did i take the class to keep my skills current & shared it with my team, but also recommending it to every one (in a church volunteer position) because more trained people equals better care for everyone, and it is convenient enough to be taken by everyone with a bit of spare time.
George Mincks (verified owner) –
Excellent course with clear informational videos on what is the important steps in in treating the casualty thus stabilizing for transporting to advanced medical treatment facilities. The informational video on the amount of blood loss in relation to casualty’s physical/mental condition was very interesting. I also like the summation ‘Head to Toe – Treat As You Go’ and when first on the scene…first check for scene safety and then just do something… then the steps will come naturally to react. Brian is an excellent instructor sharing his knowledge and experience for our benefit.
Ken (verified owner) –
Awesome course! Thank you!
Dan G. (verified owner) –
I thought that it was a good course. I liked being able to take it without having to try to find a class (which around here, are few and far between; in fact, there aren’t any within 100 miles). So it’s certainly a good alternative. I also really liked the fact that they are kind of sweet and to the point. Only thing I would like to see are a) more of them and b) some kind of downloadable notes/pdf booklet to use as a quick refresher or guide.
James Payton (verified owner) –
Great course information is most valuable I am glad I took it.
Hope Domengeaux (verified owner) –
I have watched this course twice and plan to review it again in my off time. It is terrific and I absorb a little more each time I watch it. I found this while looking for resources in preparation for my EMT training. I also hope to purchase your other courses very soon. This should be shared with everyone!