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Based on recommendations from the Hartford Consensus and the American College of Surgeons, all instruction given is drawn from widely accepted treatment guidelines and procedures.

  • In this course, lay-responders are focused with real-life scenarios.
  • Skills covered: Major hemorrhage assessment through the String of Survival; tourniquet application (Windlass and Elastic) and wound packing.

Bleeding Control Course (B-Con)

Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent.

Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. 

However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do.