Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.
Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. However, anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do.
This two-hour course includes a formal presentation and hands-on practice of direct pressure application, wound packing, and use of a tourniquet. The course was developed for a non-medical audience to address the needs of the immediate responder to control life-threatening bleeding until help arrives.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Participants enrolled in this course must successfully pass a hands-on skills assessment/demonstration of proper tourniquet and pressure techniques for bleeding control.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
TopicsPrimary principles of trauma care response+Ensure your own safety+Alert - call 9-1-1+Bleeding - find the bleeding injury+Compression techniques+Using a tourniquet+Packing the wound
This course is designed for all ages from middle school students to senior citizens.