When seconds count, help is minutes away.....
The First Care Provider model empowers community members to take life-saving actions. Data from across the globe demonstrates that training individuals empowers action and improves survival from medical and traumatic emergencies. Trained First Care Providers demonstrate a willingness to operate independently, are able to recognize critical injuries and can properly allocate resources for the maximal benefit of those involved.
First Care Provider training provides a targeted, yet comprehensive approach to address the major causes of potentially preventable death as detailed in the Committee for Tactical Emergency Casualty Care First Care Providers guidelines. External hemorrhage control is a critical skill for many traumatic type injuries, however, it is not a panacea. Recent events reveal that access to the wounded, recognition of significant injury, and rapid evacuation to medical care are at least equally as important as immediate hemorrhage control.
Education on all of the preventable causes of death in penetrating and blast trauma should be the ultimate goal and can be accomplished with a limited time investment. In addition to reducing mortality through the application of TECC principles, this training will improve resilience by empowering individuals to take action in times of crisis.
Our FCP program provides all points of education found in our Advanced Bleeding Control course, and add the following topics that are of great value to schools, organizations, and businesses:
- Basic airway management, casualty movement, and psychological comfort care of the wounded
- Improved communication between the bystander/first care provider and the 911 emergency dispatch system
- Strategies to mitigate physical and psychological risks
- Techniques to barricade and limit the perpetrators' access to victims
- Basic methods to interact and integrate with first responder agencies,
- including how to signal for help and direct responders to casualties