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Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings

Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings Training for catastrophic bleeding

Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 23 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
£24.95 + VAT

Sample Video: Course introduction

Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings if used correctly are now allowed to be used in first aid after the recommendations of the 2015 ERC first aid changes and the 2017 Tourniquet changes. Catastrophic bleeding is life-threatening and can kill in minutes so having a fast and effective method of stopping bleeding is a must have life skill in the workplace, out and about and at home.   

This course covers the main types of commercial tourniquets including the CAT, MAT, and SOFT T, as well as improvised tourniquets.  Haemostatic dressings from Celox, Quick Clot, and other Haemostatic dressings and powders are also included.  The course also covers the use of trauma dressings including the Air Wrap dressings.

We also offer courses in Major Incident Trauma and First Person On Scene coving advanced medical care.

Learning outcomes:

LO1. Understand the difference between tourniquets and haemostatic dressings. 

LO2. Explain what a trauma dressing is and when it would be used. 

LO3. Explain when a tourniquet would be used and where they would be used. 

LO4. Understand what damage can be caused by a tourniquet. 

LO5. Explain how to use different types of tourniquet 

LO6. Explain what to do if the application of a tourniquet does not control bleeding. 

LO7. Understand how haemostatic dressings and agents work to control catastrophic bleeding. 

LO8. Explain how to pack a wound with a haemostatic gauze. 

LO9. Explain how to use haemostatic granules to control a serious bleed. 

LO10. Explain how to continually monitor a patient after treatment a catastrophic bleed. 

 LO11. Explain the importance of monitoring and treating for shock.

  • First Aiders
  • Medics
  • Forestry 
  • CFR's
  • High-risk environments
  • Agriculture
  • Power networks

This course comes with 2.0 hrs (3.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 23 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • About tourniquets and Haemostatics
  • The rule changes
  • Haemostatic or tourniquet 
  • Trauma dressing
  • Types of tourniquet 
  • What damage can tourniquets do
  • CAT tourniquet 
  • SOFT-T tourniquet 
  • MAT tourniquet 
  • SAM XT Tourniquet
  • Improvised tourniquets 
  • Applying the second tourniquet 
  • Haemostatics 
  • Packing a wound
  • Celox gauze
  • Celox A
  • Celox granules
  • Other Haemostatics 
  • Monitoring patients
  • Shock
  • First Aid Plus Student Manual Version V7.0 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V7.0 - 2015 guidelines
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • CAT Tourniquet instruction leaflet
  • Celox haemostatic leaflet
  • Celox leaflet on haeostatic dressings
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Dechoker Leaflet - for emergency choking treatment
  • First Responder Care Essentials Book on Amazon
  • FoxSeal Leaflet - chest seal
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to use Celox A
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • How to use Celox gauze
  • How to use Celox granules
  • How to use the Dechoker in emergency choking treatment poster
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Link to our Concussion ad Brain injury course in association with Headway, a head injury charity
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link

What People are Saying

“Excellent way of keeping your training up to date well done ProTrainings ”

- Derek, first aid instuctor from ..NORFOLK

“Excellent course and fantastic tutor”

- Paul, ACA from Other