Trauma Bleeding Control/ Bloodborne Pathogens

A person can die within 5-10 minutes due to uncontrolled bleeding, but proper bleeding control methods including hand techniques, dressings, and tourniquets that can make all the difference.

Students learn how to control arterial bleeding if it is not stopping with direct pressure or pressure dressings and using tourniquets. Discover what you would need to do to prevent the loss the limb in emergencies like this.

It only takes minutes for someone to bleed to the point that they’re not going to survive, especially if you hit one of the major arteries in your leg or your arm. 

The Bleeding Control course takes only an hour to complete. A trainer guides the class through two evidence-based methods of bleeding control: placing a tourniquet on an extremity and packing a wound with gauze with both hands.

While the course is a by-product of active shooter scenarios, it could also save lives in other traumatic scenarios such as a car wreck, amputation due to machinery or punctures to the body. In this course, participants will learn the String of Survival, and have the opportunity to practice the approximate demand level for bleeding control. This class will include the use of a packing a wound, and using a CAT and SWAT Tourniquet, in the event of a life-threatening bleed or accident from amputation, knife or gunshot wound, or natural disaster. Participants will also receive a Trauma Control Certification.