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Catastrophic Bleeds – 3hr workshop

This course is designed for First Aiders who are involved in high-risk working environments.
This 3-hour course will provide 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.

Learners must hold a valid First Aid at Work or Emergency First Aid at Work certificate in order to attend the course.

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A 3-hour course consisting of theory and practical work.


A range of subjects is covered including:-

• Equipment
• Primary survey
• Catastrophic bleeding
• Hemostatic dressings
• Tourniquets
• Top-to-toe survey
• Environmental issues
• Handover to the emergency services

Age Limit

Learners must be a minimum of 16 years of age to attend the course.


A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course.


The qualification is valid for three years from the date of achievement. It is recommended that the learner attends annual refresher training.
The learner will need to complete the full course again to requalify for a further three years.