EDO520 – 2.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact at or to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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.

Attendance Requirements

To meet attendance requirements, participants must review each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam.


  • Primary 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

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for all ages from middle school students to senior citizens.

Contact Information

Steven Robinson

Career Services Program Coordinator
Phone: (979) 458-6047
Email: educationoutreach@teex.tamu.edu

I have been wanting to know how to keep my home computer secure. At work I asked the Technology Dept. to teach something, but they are so busy with what they do, my suggestion was not heard. The material in your class gives me an understanding of terms, how to use software, how to care for my computer as well as take care of my computer at work. I have taken many FEMA preparedness courses and find this one of immediate practical use. Thank you for letting me be a student.

— Christine Bucko, Student
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