Bleeding Control (B-CON)
This course is usually offered by
The Emergency Response Team Search and Rescue (www.ERT-SAR.com)
Bleeding Control (B-Con)
Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, what has become known as the Hartford Consensus was convened to bring together leaders from law enforcement, the federal government, and the medical community to improve survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events. The resulting injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death.
The participants of the Hartford Consensus concluded that by providing first responders (law enforcement) and civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved. The first responder program has received very good response and is widely being used across the country.
The next step is to focus on needs of civilian bystanders. Need: Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene.
Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.
This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program targeted to civilians that will inform, educate and empower the 300+million citizens of the United States.
Eligible students are any individuals who may be called upon to assist with trauma patients while waiting for first response or EMS to arrive. The course has been designed for students who have received little or no prior medical training.
Examples of potential students include teachers, taxi drivers, train station attendants, and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers.
Police, Fire & Military
The preferred course for educating law enforcement officers is the Tactical Casualty Care for Law Enforcement and First Responders (TCC-LEFR) and the NAEMT Gold Standard for this professional audience is the TCCC / TECC programs. However, the BCon materials may be used to introduce these concepts to law enforcement officers and other first responders.
Usually we do a specific customised 'add-on' for these first responders.
The cost to public is usually $50
We also usually recommend a free or "expenses only" option to professional first responders like the Police or Fire or Military through the Emergency Response Team Search and Rescue (www.ERT-SAR.com) .
WHAT TO EXPECT.
- We review previous Tactical Standards covered so far
BCon Course v. 1.0 Schedule
• BCon lecture
• Tourniquet single skill station
• Wound packing single skill station
Our Average course time:
Approximately one to two hours (may be longer as needed)
Successful completion entails that the student has:
• Attended the entire course
• Demonstrated all practical skills as required within the course
The Instructor will award a Certificate designed and endorsed by the American College of Surgeons
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