Psychological First-Aid Training
Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con)
In September of 2014, NAEMT announced a new education course to teach civilians evidence-based, life-saving bleeding control techniques shown to dramatically increase casualty survival. Called “Bleeding Control for the Injured,” aka “B-Con,” this course was developed in response to the Hartford Consensus led by Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, and at the request of Dr. Norman McSwain, who served as a member of the Hartford Consensus working group.
B-Con teaches participants the basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training. B-Con is consistent with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.
NAEMT partners on this and all other trauma initiatives with the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Recently, ACS launched a new website, bleedingcontrol.org that includes a new instructor portal for the B-Con course. This new portal houses all of the B-Con course materials, and will allow B-Con courses to be registered so that ACS and NAEMT can track our progress in training the public in basic bleeding control. There is no cost to use this portal, to access the course materials, or to register courses.
All NAEMT instructors are invited and encouraged to register as a B-Con instructor with ACS. For more information on the national bleeding control initiative, please visit www.bleedingcontrol.org.
- sourced from: http://www.naemt.org/education/WhatIsB-Con.aspx
ICSAVE-Southern Arizona Interagency Peer Support Team Partnership
ICSAVE is proud to partner with the Southern Arizona Interagency Peer Support Team (SAIPST)!
SAIPST’s mission is to help normalize stressors after a critical incident and to provide support to those who have experienced trauma and loss. Their team is comprised of more than three dozen agencies across Southern Arizona including hospitals, law enforcement, fire departments and schools. Their psychiatrists, psychologists and crisis support personnel are working together with ICSAVE to develop and host of myriad of psychological first-aid courses. For further information, please contact SAIPST at medicalreservecorpss.wixsite.com/mrcsa/southern-arizona-interagency-peer-s or us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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