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This course provides learners with guidance on catastrophic bleeding control, including dealing with the inherent dangers associated with the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings whilst administering First Aid in a high-risk working environment.

All learners must hold an in date Level 3 Emergency First Aid or Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification. 

Catastrophic Bleeding Control: About

A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Equipment

  • Primary survey

  • Catastrophic bleeding

  • Haemostatic dressings

  • Tourniquets

  • Top-to-toe survey

  • Environmental issues

  • Handover to the emergency services

Catastrophic Bleeding Control: Welcome


Although there is no formal assessment, the trainer will assess each individual ongoing throughout the course and issue a certificate of attendance. There is no expiry date on the certificate as it is attendance only, however, we recommend that you attend this course every 3 years to refresh your skills.


A maximum of 12 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age to qualify.

Catastrophic Bleeding Control: About
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