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 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
- 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
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