Full course description
COMING THIS FALL!
Target Audience: Athletic Trainers, nurses, EMTs, and First Responders
The purpose of this presentation is to provide the practicing clinician with requisite knowledge to recognize and provide evidence-based care for patients who may suffer a traumatic injury which necessitates the use of advanced controlled bleeding strategies and potentially a tourniquet.
There are conflicting messages regarding the use of tourniquets for controlling massive bleeds. Clinicians may be providing healthcare at events where incidences causing massive loss of blood may occur. These clinicians need to be well versed in contemporary practices and procedures for tourniquet use. In addition, the world we live in is much different than 20 years ago in the regards to ‘home grown terror strikes.’ With devastating events, such as the Boston Marathon incident and school shootings, Athletic Trainers must be prepared for mass casualty and skills to control mass hemorrhaging.
- Summarize the 5 recommendations from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
- Recognize and explain the primary differences between commercially produced windlass, pneumatic, or ratcheting tourniquet devices that have been demonstrated to occlude arterial flow.
- Identify the proper location(s), method(s) and rationale for applying a tourniquet.
- Identify the pro/cons of using various types of tourniquet methods and devices.
- Summarize the evidence for the use of hemostatic agents/tourniquets in civilian medical practice.
- Identify the types of wounds that may require the use of a hemostatic agent and/or tourniquet.
- Recognize the types of and explain the appropriate use of hemostatic agents for hemorrhagic bleeding.