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Management of Life Threatening Haemorrhage (Bleeding)

Management of Life Threatening Haemorrhage (Bleeding)

Designed by experienced military special operations medics, this course is designed to instruct participants in the implementation of life-saving interventions for life-threatening haemorrhage (bleeding) for limb and junctional areas of the body from a sharp edge or ballistic intrusion.

The application of combat arterial tourniquets (CAT) and haemostatic dressings (such as QuikClot combat gauze) are time-critical skills. If applied correctly and quickly, traumatic bleeding may be controlled and lives saved. Our training will provide participants with the underpinning theory of haemorrhage (bleeding) control along with hands-on practice in the application of the haemorrhage control kit contents.

Participants will be introduced to the concepts of the human response in emergencies, some ballistic wound anatomy and pathophysiology, mechanism of injury and life-threatening haemorrhage (bleeding) control.

In highly immersive situations, participants will be instructed and assessed in the management of varying wounds and will be required to assess and apply the most appropriate treatment method.

As the only first aid training provider tendered to the the Victoria Police, we expose over 15,000 members of the force to life- threatening bleeding.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate effective pressure dressing application to a simulated wound

  • Apply an arterial tourniquet to an anatomical model and achieve arterial occlusion

  • Demonstrate effective haemorrhage control using simulated haemostatic dressings

Delivery Mode
Premium Health offers 2 delivery modes. These modes give the opportunity to choose the way you would like to undertake the course. The blended option offers a shorter classroom time, with an interactive online component followed by face-to-face training and assessment.

  • Blended: 4 hours face-to-face assessment and online e-Learning

  • Face-to-Face: 6 hours face-to-face training and assessment

Qualification Issued
Management of Life-Threatening Haemorrhage (Bleeding)

More About This Course
Your trainer will be an experienced paramedic - there can be no better trainer than one who has "lived" the experience. As a trusted health professional, they will teach the 'why' and "how" of life threatening haemorrhage and are committed to you leaving confident and competent after your course.

Our training delivery is innovative and stimulating, with highly practical "hands on" and realistic learning activities. Premium Health's experiential learning model is person centred and uses tailored simulated critical incident exercises and high quality resources to facilitate a realistic environment for participants to test their knowledge, skills and responses.
Some of the topics include:

  • Basic anatomy and physiology

  • Management of open abdominal injuries

  • Thoracic injuries and their management

  • Bleeding control principles, types of bleeding, shock and appropriate methods for control

  • Pressure dressing application to a simulated ballistic wound

  • Arterial tourniquet application to an anatomical model and achieve arterial occlusion

  • Wound packing using simulated haemostatic dressings

I have been in the Police Force for 23 years and never in my career have I ever experienced such a knowledgeable, engaging and friendly first aid instructor than I have today. I have also never felt so confident and competent in my ability to administer first aid as a result of today’s training.

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