Learn when and how to use and apply medical trauma gear.
(1 day, 5-6 hour class)
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
Here’s a look at a few key trauma statistics:
- Victims of severe bleeding can die within 5-10 minutes.
- Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.
- Approximately 5 million people die every year around the world from accidental and non-accidental trauma.
- Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans 45 and younger.
- Trauma is the fourth leading cause of death overall for all ages.
- More than 60,000 American die each year from hemorrhagic shock.
- Hemorrhagic shock is responsible for 1.9 million deaths worldwide.
- 37,133 Americans died in motor vehicle crashes in 2017.
- 5,147 fatal injuries occurred in the workplace in 2017.
- Up to 20% of trauma-related deaths in the United States could have been prevented.
- Traumatic injuries cost an estimated $670 billion in medical expenses and lost productivity in 2014.
- Because of better wound care, between 2005 and 2013, the percentage of wounded service members who died of their injuries in Afghanistan decreased by nearly half.
- How the body reacts to blood loss
- Initial Contact
- Tools & their Application
- Post Care Treatment
- Carrying Medical Equipment