Intro to Medical Response

A two and a half hour class covering basic life-saving skills: how to stop bleeding, open an airway, perform chest compressions, and other skills of paramount importance when confronted with life-threatening injury. This course will also discuss the importance of situational awareness and the priorities of tasks when one renders aid in an emergency. Presented in an informal, discussion-oriented format with some physical iterations designed toward promoting motor memory skills.

Trauma 101

Trauma 101 is a course designed for both the medical novice and those wishing to refresh and/or expand their knowledge and practice in this arena. The material is directed at acquainting the practitioner with life-saving and stabilizing treatments for traumatic injuries sustained via force-on-force encounters, range or hunting accidents, motor vehicle collisions, wilderness missteps, domestic/household catastrophic injuries, and others. Upon completion of this course the participant should expect to have the foundations for proficiency in the following: 

  • Crisis mindset and leadership mentalities.

  • Treatment of penetrating wounds, such as those caused by firearm projectiles, blades, arrows, shrapnel, etc., to extremities, torso, head, and conjoining regions of the body.

  • Priorities of life-saving treatments.

  • Treatment and positioning of the unconscious person.

  • Airway management

  • Patients in shock

  • Fractures and soft tissue injuries

  • What to tell the 911 dispatch operator.

  • Recommended equipment for immediate aid in such incidents.

  • Management of multiple injured persons, such as in the aftermath of active shooter incidents, multi-vehicle collisions, or natural disasters.

Course style is highly interactive in a combined didactic and scenario-based medium, and will require student hands-on participation throughout in order to better train motor skills pertinent to medical aid. 

All aspects of this course are drawn from current national and military standards in pre-hospital care and treatment, and include current practice as set forth by the American College of Surgeons, the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care, and the Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support Executive Council.*

Just finished an amazing 8 hour Trauma 101 course with Justin Hurzeler.
Thought 8 hours would be overload but it was worth every second. The time flew by and at the end, we were all clamoring for more.
Excellent content; patient and effective instruction.
Learned a ton of very useful skills in a very short period of time.
Everyone should consider taking this course the next time it’s offered.
Well done, team. Appreciate everything you offer to our community.
— Donald Park, Owner/Operator Gracie Humaita Austin
Learned a whole truckload of “first responder” type trauma skills in @atomiclegion Trauma 101. It really helps to put in perspective that little things can make a big difference.
— Dru Sellers


Skills not practiced are skills lost.

As a direct response to client feedback and requests, we have created The Medical Response Scenario Series. This series is designed toward keeping medical response skills current and continually improving, becoming more adept at situational awareness, patient evaluations, and decision-making under stress, and developing greater adaptability to a wide variety of potential crises. It will consist of ongoing events in which participants will rotate through a continuum of between six and ten scenarios built around interventions for traumatic injuries and medical pathologies, and will alternate roles of responder, patient, and evaluator; one or more instructors will be on hand throughout to contribute to evaluations and answer questions. These events will be offered quarterly, or more often if indicated by demand. In order to take part, the registrant must have undergone training in one or more of the following:

  • Trauma 101 or a demonstrably equivalent course

  • EMT-B or above

  • TCCC/TECC or similar

  • Other previous training at instructor's discretion: please email beforehand (


Overview: The Basic Aid course is designed to prepare the layperson to recognize and respond to potentially life-threatening medical emergencies. Subject matter discussed in this course will include the following:

  • Mindset and leadership techniques

  • Legality for the layperson responder

  • 911 activation and what the dispatcher needs to know

  • Obtaining basic vital signs for a person in distress

  • Stroke

  • Cardiac emergencies

  • CPR

  • Environmental (heat and cold-related) emergencies

  • Allergic reactions and anaphylaxis

  • Drowning

  • Diabetic emergencies

  • Seizures

  • Other medical pathologies.

This course is conducted via interactive discussion, incorporating hands-on training and scenario exercises in order to help build a mnemonic foundation for the material.




Corporate/group class

Courses for large groups are available and can be tailored in content to the perceived needs of the group. Course time frames are set at a minimum of 2 hours and can be longer upon request. Rates are subject to class size, resources, and time. For more information, please contact us: