Stop-the-Bleed (American College of Surgeons)
Purpose of the course:
Civilians and law enforcement officers need basic training in Bleeding Control principles, so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until the Emergency Medical Services are able to take over care of an injured person.
Outdoorsmen, extreme sports, security staff and armed response, Cash in transit security staff, School teachers, Law enforcement and police. Really anyone who would like to be able to help themselves or others and prevent loss of life as a result of bleeding.
No previous training is required.
Civilians and law enforcement officers need basic training in Bleeding Control principles, so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until the Emergency Medical Services are able to take over care of an injured person. We know one of the most common causes of death is uncontrolled external bleeding. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time an Emergency Medical Services is on the scene. Without basic intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will certainly occur.
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian and law enforcement population to provide a vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program that will inform, educate and empower everyone attending this course
- Background to bleeding and blood loss
- Exposure to blood
- Recognize life threating bleeding
- Primary principals to Immediate response to bleeding
- Appropriate ways to stop bleeding in different parts of the body
- The types and use of haemostatics
- Practical component
- Certificate: Official American College of Surgeons Stop-the-bleed certificate
- Duration of course: 2 – 2.5 hours