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.
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.