Management of Catastrophic Bleeding E-learning Course

The recent 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, Qualsafe 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 tourniquets and haemostatic dressings on training courses.

This 3 hour course can be taken anywhere, at any time, and will provide candidates with a thorough understanding of the below topics:

European Resuscitation Council (ERC) First Aid Guidelines 2015
Why We Should Follow Them
Time to Undo what we Thought we Knew
Catastrophic Bleeding and the Primary Survey <C>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
– MAT tourniquet
How to Apply a Tourniquet Safely in the Classroom
How to Apply an Improvised Tourniquet

Use of Haemostatic Dressings
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, ideal for proving competence in this subject.

To purchase or preview the E-learning course, simply click here