The recent European Resuscitation Council First Aid Guidelines 2015 state that when direct pressure cannot control severe bleeding, haemostatic dressings and tourniquets are to be used. This is due to the wealth of evidence available that shows how effective tourniquets and haemostatic dressings are when they are used in these situations.
In light of these guidelines, Qualsafe.com have designed an E-learning course that allows First Aid Trainers and Internal Quality Assurers to gain all of the essential information needed to safely and confidently teach tourniquets and haemostatic dressings on training courses.
This introduction video gives an insight into the full 3 hour E-learning course is available at: https://www.qualsafe.com
Topics covered include:
• European Resuscitation Council First Aid Guidelines 2015: Introduction, Why We Should Follow Them, Catastrophic Bleeding and the Primary Survey C ABC, Sit, Examine and Apply Direct Pressure - Getting the Right Emphasis, Time to Undo what we Thought we Knew.
• Use of Tourniquets: What are the Risks of Applying a Tourniquet, Where to Apply a Tourniquet, What if the Tourniquet is not Effective, How to Apply a Manufactured Tourniquet, • CAT tourniquet • SOF-T tourniquet • MAT tourniquet How to Apply a Tourniquet Safely in the Classroom, How to Apply an Improvised Tourniquet.
• Use of Haemostatic Dressings: Introduction, Celox and Quikclot Product Familiarisation, Packing a Wound - With or Without a Haemostatic Dressing.
• Essential Information for Training: Tourniquet or Haemostatic Dressing – Which First?, The Lethal Triad of Trauma - When Bleeding is out of Control, Do All Employers Need to Buy Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings?, Putting it all Together in the Classroom.
To start the full e-learning course, please visit https://www.qualsafe.com