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This online course teaches community members how to confidently provide care to others in a life-threatening situation where a victim, or victims, may perish as a result of a significant injury that causes bleeding. The usage of commercial bleeding control tools will be covered, as well as how to make improvised bandages and tourniquets out of common household materials. This course will prepare you to offer life-saving measures while waiting for Emergency Service Providers to arrive on scene, as well as provide a smooth transition of care for victims.
Learning Objectives
Identify steps to maintain personal safety
Describe the best techniques for the management of hemorrhaging wounds
Understand wound compression and packing using hemostatic agents
Compare correct application of elastic bands, both for wound compression and as a tourniquet
Review correct application and when to use a windlass tourniquet
Examine how to create and apply improvised bandages
Summarize how community responders and emergency service providers should work together to treat bleeding victims

Bleeding Control

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