Active Harmer/Stop the Bleed
BCH is hosting a free safety and lifesaving education program that will
help you develop the situational awareness and skills that can impact
your ability to survive a violent event and provide life-saving assistance
to victims. Our program is specifically designed for those who have little
or no medical or emergency-preparedness training. The content of this
course was developed by Homeland Security and the American College of
Surgeons and endorsed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
THIS COURSE COVERS:
Learning the Signs of an Active Threat
The first part of this course will focus on threats, such as an active
shooter, helping community members recognize warning signs before violence
erupts and develop lifesaving response strategies. It will highlight actions
for immediate responders, what they do or don’t do as keys to surviving
until law enforcement arrives. A video from the Center for Personal Protection
and Safety will be shown.
How to Stop Uncontrolled Bleeding
Next, participants will learn how to provide initial lifesaving trauma
care and control a victim’s bleeding prior to the arrival of emergency
medical services. This course is part of the national Stop the Bleed initiative
that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to
help in a bleeding emergency. It will include a slide presentation and
videos as well as demonstrations of packing and compressing a wound and
applying a tourniquet.