Emergency Self-aid / Buddy-aid for Trauma Injuries Course
Course # ESTI.0900.1
Michigan MCOLES Approved Course
(Approved by the Michigan Commission on LE Standards)
Course Description: This 1-day training course focuses on providing the student with the skills and knowledge to mentally and physically survive a traumatic injury.
Every day, citizens engage in daily activity that exposes them to risk of being injured. Simple things such as traveling in a vehicle, hiking, biking or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time can potentially lead to situations where people are injured.
The threat of being injured in a traffic crash or becoming the victim of violent crime lingers and lurks around us every day we leave our homes to do the things we do in every day life.
In dealing with situations of this nature, people are exposed to various types of serious traumatic injuries such as lacerations and blunt trauma to more serious injuries such as gunshot wounds.
Emergency medical services may not always be readily available or may not have timely access to you when you are injured. Being able to identify various types of injuries and knowing how to administer emergency self-aid may keep you alive until you can receive advanced medical care.
Using techniques designed for and proven by the U.S. military, this course introduces the student to pre-incident planning, preparation, and provision of basic, effective, initial medical care for immediate personal application and emergency wound care for others.
Knowing how to identify a serious injury and taking action within the first few minutes of being injured are critical.
Ultimately, surviving a serious injury before help arrives may be up to you! What will you do to stay alive?
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The following topics will be covered:
and survival mindset.
Individual and team applications.
Legal issues and considerations.
Equipment selection and purchase.
- Basic anatomy and physiology.
- Mechanisms of injury.
- Ballistics and gunshot injuries.
- Pathophysiology of penetrating trauma wounds.
- Pathophysiology of blunt trauma injuries.
- Tactical combat casualty overview.
- Wound assessment - primary, secondary and ongoing.
- Basic airway management techniques.
- Transport considerations - Casevac vs. Medivac
- Proper use of BLS airway management equipment.
- Proper application of pressure dressings.
- Using IBD's - Israeli battle dressings.
- Proper application of tourniquets.
- Emergency medical communications.
- Developing personal carry first aid kits.
Course duration: 1 day (8 hours)
Course tuition: $ 135.00 (Course only) or $ 195.00 with student issued Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) included
Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) includes:
- CAT Tourniquet
- 4" Israeli Battle Dressing (IBD)
- Nasopharyngeal Airway (28F)
- H&H compressed wound packing gauze
- 2" roll of heavy duty medical tape
- Re-sealable ITW X-Proof combat bag
- $ 100.00 retail value!
Course student limit: 20
requirements: Notepad and pen, comfortable clothing suitable for hands-on training.
Recommended personal equipment: Medical kit you currently carry / use.
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