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, vehicle-borne attack, 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. We believe preparedness is a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens.
Unfortunately, many of the newer Bleeding Control courses, though essential, are very basic in nature and only cover one aspect of theTrauma Triad of Death. While this information is better than what was previously taught, it does not provide you with the knowledge to confidently address the3 most common causes of preventable deathsdue to traumatic injury.
Our course, which wasdesigned by a physician, andtaught by military and Special Operations veterans, goes far beyond your average "Bleeding Control" course. We introduce you to the basic concepts and algorithms of tactical medicine, explain the pathophysiology caused by injuries, and show you what to do and why it works. We cover massive extremity hemorrhage, airway problems, respiratory issues, preventing hypothermia, detecting and preventing shock. We show you how to properly use all the components of a modern Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK), we show you various tourniquets and explain why some are excellent and some can get you killed, we discuss which is the best hemostatic agent for civilian use (despite what the military uses), we compare and contrast various chest seals and pressure dressings and show you how to put together a kit to suit your needs.
The best part is that it can be done in about 3 hours and costs almost the same as the average "Bleeding Control" course taught elsewhere