Bleeding Control for the Injured Class details:
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This course was developed in response to the Hartford Consensus led by Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, and at the request of Dr. Norman McSwain, who served as a member of the Hartford Consensus working group. This course is designed¬†to teach civilians evidence-based, life-saving bleeding control techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival.
From the Hartford Consensus:
Early Hemorrhage Control to Improve Survival The response to shooting events has historically involved a segmented, sequential public safety operation-first focused on law enforcement goals (stop the shooting), followed by the remainder ofthe incident response and recovery. As we go forward, initial actions to control hemorrhage should be part of the law enforcement response and knowledge of hemorrhage control needs to be a core law enforcement skill. Maximizing survival requires an updated and integrated system that can achieve multiple objectives simultaneously.
Life threatening injuries in active shooter incidents such as those in Fort Hood,Tucson, and Aurora are similar to those encountered in combat settings. Military experience has shown that the number one cause of preventable death in victims of penetrating trauma is hemorrhage. Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) programs,when implemented with strong leadership support, have produced dramatic reductions in preventable death. Recognizing that active shooter incidents can occur in any community, the Hartford Consensus encourages the use of existing techniques and equipment, validated by over a decade of well-documented clinical evidence.
Who It’s for:
This course is designed for anyone that wants to learn evidence-based, life-saving bleeding control techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. There are no prerequisites.
The only thing you need to bring is something to take notes with. At the beginning of the course each student will have the supplies and equipment needed for the class. If you have your own equipment you would like to work with just let us know and we will be glad to let you use it for the class. No open toe shoes allowed during class. Make sure to bring clothing that is comfortable and you don’t mind doing skills in.