Tourniquets – lifesavers, when used correctly

We know the UK Emergency Services do an incredible job, but they can’t be everywhere at once. When there’s a delay in their arrival, or multiple casualties, first on scene first aiders have to do what they can.

For workers in dangerous professions, tourniquets are a potential lifesaver.  However, first aid courses hardly ever cover their use.

This is because using tourniquets can’t be learned in five minutes. They are a major intervention and must be used correctly to be effective.

When used appropriately, tourniquets can reduce blood loss enough to keep someone alive. But tourniquets also carry a host of risks, including 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 a role where there is risk of major injury. It is useful for anyone within a high-risk industry looking to augment their CV with relevant and significant CPD training.

The training would be particularly applicable to workers who spend time in inaccessible locations, and/or those who work in:

  • forestry
  • tree surgery
  • agriculture
  • construction
  • building
  • food processing
  • slaughter houses
  • warehouses
  • metal working
  • air conditioning
  • shop fitting

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.

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all-day SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi... @ IBAUK
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all-day SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi... @ IBAUK
SIA Level 2 Award – Door Supervi... @ IBAUK
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Highfield Level 2 Award for Working as a Door Supervisor in the Private Security Industry (RQF) Course code CQ395554 Please note – no new registrations after 31 March 21 Download full course details or visit the training page. Under the Private Security Industry Act 2001, all door supervisors must hold a licence to practice, issued by the Security Industry Authority (SIA). To work as a door supervisor you need to apply for a SIA licence. You cannot get your SIA licence without first attending this training course and gaining the Door Supervisor qualification. Once you have your licence you can start earning and have an exciting career in the security industry earning rates of between £8-10 per hr, and salaries…

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