Management of Catastrophic Bleeding
The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) First Aid Guidelines 2015 state that when direct pressure cannot control severe bleeding, haemostatic dressings and tourniquets are to be used. This is due to the wealth of evidence available that shows how effective tourniquets and haemostatic dressings are when they are used in these situations. In light of these guidelines, we have designed an e-learning course that allows First Aid Trainers and Internal Quality Assurers (IQAs) to gain all of the essential information needed to safely and confidently teach and assess the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings on training courses. This 3-hour course can be taken anywhere, at any time, and is designed in bite-sized chunks, so you can fit the learning around your busy lifestyle. The course provides candidates with a thorough understanding of the following topics: European Resuscitation Council (ERC) First Aid Guidelines 2015 Introduction Why We Should Follow Them Time to Undo what we Thought we Knew Catastrophic Bleeding and the Primary Survey ABC Sit, Examine and Apply Direct Pressure - Getting the Right Emphasis Use of Tourniquets What are the Risks of Applying a Tourniquet Where to Apply a Tourniquet What if the Tourniquet is not Effective How to Apply a Manufactured Tourniquet - CAT tourniquet - SOF-T tourniquet How to Apply a Tourniquet Safely in the Classroom How to Apply an Improvised Tourniquet Use of Haemostatic Dressings Introduction Celox and Quikclot Product Familiarisation Packing a Wound - With or Without a Haemostatic Dressing Tourniquet or Haemostatic Dressing – Which First? Essential Information for Training The Lethal Triad of Trauma - When Bleeding is out of Control Do All Employers Need to Buy Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings? Putting it all Together in the Classroom Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a certificate of completion worth 3 CPD points to evidence knowledge in this subject.