Tourniquets save lives

With terror attacks on soft targets rising, any worker in the security industry needs to have the best first-aid training available. However, first aid courses hardly ever cover the use of tourniquets.

The reason is that the use of tourniquets needs to be taught thoroughly, and that takes time and expertise.

Used properly, tourniquets can save lives. In an emergency, a tourniquet can stem or reduce catastrophic bleeding until medical staff arrive. But used incorrectly or in the wrong circumstances, tourniquets can cause serious problems such as ischemia and reperfusion injuries.

This IBA UK course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to apply non-surgical tourniquets. You’ll learn when it’s appropriate to apply a tourniquet, and when it isn’t, the correct methods to use for a range of injuries, and the hazards of tourniquet use.

Haemostatic Dressings

Haemostatic dressings are designed to prevent major blood loss by speeding up clotting. They often consist of bandages, pads or gauze impregnated with a haemostatic agent.

These dressings can sometimes be used in areas that tourniquets cannot – for example, in injuries to the groin, armpit or neck.

As with tourniquets, their use is not without risk and it’s imperative that the person making use of a haemostatic dressing has been trained in their use.

The IBA UK course also covers how to use haemostatic dressing appropriately and safely.

Who this course is for

This course would benefit anyone who works within the security industry looking to acquire advanced first aid skills, or to add to their CPD profile with significant, relevant training.

It would be particularly useful for close protection personnel or those required to provide security services at potentially vulnerable locations such as:

  • major events such as festivals
  • shopping centres
  • transport hubs
  • football or other sporting matches
  • hostile zones

 

Course Content

  • History of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • Workplaces with significant risks
  • Safe use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • Hazards of incorrect use
  • Practice sessions
  • Certificate of attendance from Qualifications Network

Our expert trainer

Julian Woodall has worked as a first aid instructor for the Royal Navy and as a battlefield casualty drills trainer. Julian was the sea trials medic for the 2012 Shackleton Epic Expedition.

Julian's CV includes training the UAE police in advanced first aid, and acting as medical support in Nigeria, Iraq, Oman and China. As an experienced remote areas medic, he has worked in mountainous and desert environments.

Juian's services have been used by a range of public and private clients, including specialist security, government, telecommunications, sports clubs and TV crews.

Upcoming Training Courses

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all-day HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid ...
HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid ...
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day
Timings: On each day, the course runs from 9:30 – 4:30 with breaks. Qualification Overview The qualification is designed for those learners already working or preparing to work in industry who have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid. Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning, and end of course theory test and practical demonstration. This is an RQF qualification. Further information on this qualification Qualification Structure This qualification consists of two mandatory units, which learners must…
all-day HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid ...
HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid ...
Jul 15 – Jul 17 all-day
Timings: On each day, the course runs from 9:30 – 4:30 with breaks. Qualification Overview Comprehensive understanding of first aid along with an understanding of how important medical/environmental intelligence is when dealing with a range of casualties. This qualification is the ideal course that can be specifically related to specialist roles such as SIA Close Protection Operatives and SIA licensed Door Supervisors, and SIA licensed Security Operatives and anyone who works in remote areas, hostile environments or where there could be mass casualties. It meets the SIA requirements for CP licence/renewals first aid qualification and re/qualification. Further information on this qualification Qualification Structure This qualification consists of three mandatory units, which learners must complete successfully in order to achieve the…
09:30 Highfield Level 3 Award in Emerg... @ IBA UK Headquarters
Highfield Level 3 Award in Emerg... @ IBA UK Headquarters
Jul 15 @ 09:30 – 16:30
Qualification Overview The objective of this qualification is to support learners in becoming emergency first aiders in the workplace. The content of the qualification meets the HSE requirements for training emergency first-aiders in organisations that require staff training to that level. The qualification covers knowledge such as the roles and responsibilities of the first aider and how to assess an incident. The qualification also covers first aid skills in CPR and use of an AED, providing first aid to a casualty who is choking and dealing with external bleeding and hypovolaemic shock. This is an RQF qualification. Further information on this qualification Visit the First Aid in the Workplace course page Qualification Structure This qualification consists of one mandatory unit…
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all-day HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid ...
HABC Level 3 Award in First Aid ...
Jul 16 – Jul 17 all-day
Timings: On each day, the course runs from 9:30 – 4:30 with breaks. Qualification Overview The qualification is designed for those learners already working or preparing to work in industry who have been identified within the company’s risk assessment of First Aid. Topics covered include: the roles and responsibilities of the First Aider; assessing an incident, recognising signs and symptoms of injury and illness, assisting a casualty who is suffering from major injury and illness, chest injuries, spinal injuries and anaphylaxis. The qualification is assessed via on-going oral questioning, and end of course theory test and practical demonstration. This is an RQF qualification. Further information on this qualification Qualification Structure This qualification consists of two mandatory units, which learners must…

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