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This is an excellent workshop to equip learners in how to deal with catastrophic bleeding. It will advise on the inherent dangers associated with the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings, whilst administering first aid in a high-risk environment for the purpose of saving life. It has been developed to meet the requirements of industries that consider themselves to be at high risk following a suitable and sufficient risk assessment.

What You Will Learn

Learners will develop the skills and confidence to help someone who someone who has a catastrophic bleed:

  • Equipment and contents of a haemorrhage kit 

  • Primary survey - DR ABC

  • Catastrophic bleeding

  • Recognition of bleeding

  • Hypovolaemia

  • Recognition and treatment of hypovolaemic shock

  • Improvised treatment

  • The use of haemostatic dressings

  • The correct use of tourniquets

  • Top-to-toe survey

  • Environmental issues

  • Handover to the emergency services 

Course Duration

Duration: 6 hours

Course numbers: 6-12 students per instructor

Can be delivered in the UK or internationally.

The course duration can be lengthened if being delivered internationally to allow for cultural and language restraints.

Who Should Attend

This course is extremely popular with people who are currently or intending to work in high risk or remote locations, who already hold a medical qualification and are wishing to enhance their medical skills.​

Requirements: All students wishing to attend this course must hold a current emergency first aid certificate as a minimum. 



Certification is by awarding body: NUCO

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