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Allied Healthcare Provider Use and Application of Emergency Tourniquets and Hemostatic Agents: An Evidence Based Approach is a Course

Allied Healthcare Provider Use and Application of Emergency Tourniquets and Hemostatic Agents: An Evidence Based Approach

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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.

  Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (BOC AP# P8509) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers. This program is eligible for a maximum of 1 EBP Category hours/ CEUs. 


  1. Summarize the 5 recommendations from the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
  2. Recognize and explain the primary differences between commercially produced windlass, pneumatic, or ratcheting tourniquet devices that have been demonstrated to occlude arterial flow.
  3. Identify the proper location(s), method(s) and rationale for applying a tourniquet.
  4. Identify the pro/cons of using various types of tourniquet methods and devices.
  5. Summarize the evidence for the use of hemostatic agents/tourniquets in civilian medical practice.
  6. Identify the types of wounds that may require the use of a hemostatic agent and/or tourniquet.
  7. Recognize the types of and explain the appropriate use of hemostatic agents for hemorrhagic bleeding.



Dr. Jim Berry has been the Head Athletic Trainer and a AP/CP Psychology and Sports Medicine Instructor at Conway High School, Conway, SC, since 2013. Prior to Conway, he was the Head Athletic Trainer and an AP/CP psychology and Sports Medicine instructor at Myrtle Beach High School from 1991-2013. Berry began his career as the assistant athletic trainer at Pioneer High School and an elementary physical education teacher from 1989-1991 in the Ann Arbor (MI) Public Schools. From 2013 - 2018, Berry also taught collegiately as an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Horry-Georgetown Technical College.

He completed his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Michigan (1989), where he also served as a student athletic trainer in the U-M Athletic Department for 4 years. He completed his Master of Education degree in Educational Administration at the University of South Carolina in 2000 and his Doctor of Education degree in Teacher Leadership and Learning Theory at Walden University in 2010. Dr. Berry also holds a Post-Doctoral Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study(CAGS) in the Teaching of Psychology from Walden University awarded in 2011. He is currently completing an additional CAGS in Exercise and Sport Psychology from California Southern University. Read more...