We are here to talk a little bit about Stop The Bleed. Going to Stop The Bleed courses or training whether that be a trauma class, or something like a TCCC class. Bettering your knowledge on hemorrhage management is extremely important. How do you know how much blood someone has lost? It’s pretty difficult to just look at and know in most situations.
Some other ways is to check the pulse or the blood pressure. It is common that if you can feel a radial pulse then usually, that means they have at least a 80-90 systolic BP. How is their breathing, do they look like they are going into compensated shock? How saturated is their clothing?
Don’t worry all you need to do is call for help and act immediately in stopping the bleed.
Use a pressure dressing, hemostatic gauze, or a tourniquet. Don’t worry, we will explain them more in the coming weeks.
Check out our courses and see what kind of training we offer. I make it a point to teach some form of medical training in every single one of my courses I teach. I am a Paramedic and I understand the importance of medical training arguably over the importance of other courses.