"The fate of the wounded lies in the hands of the one applies the first dressing." - Dr. Nicholas Senn, founder of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
When people think about bleeding, they often think of Hollywood-style shootouts or Active Killer incidents. However, we may face traumatic bleeding in the most unlikely places. A vehicle crash that happens in front of us or involves us, a loved one falling from a ladder, an accident with a power tool, or an attempted suicide by a loved one. I have known multiple people who have saved lives just by being in the right place at the right time and knowing how to treat a preventable death.
Emergency Medicine for Traumatic Bleeding is a 4-hour course of study that includes classroom lecture, hands on exercises, and scenarios designed to teach you how to identify and stop bleeding. This is the same block of instruction from the Injured Shooter course, plus addition content tailored towards a civilian audience.
Topics will include:
- How to communicate with Emergency Services (911, EMTs, Law Enforcement, etc.)
- Patient Assessment
- Controlling Bleeding
- Building your own medical kit for the car, home, or office
This course does not require you to have any previous medical training. All course materials are included in the registration fee.
Due to the graphic nature of the material and some of the visual aids, this course is recommended for mature individuals. Juveniles are welcome to attend after discussing the course content with a parent.