Trauma Tourniquets

SS of Trauma TourniquetsAll bleeding stops eventually.  One of our goals though is to stop the bleeding earlier rather than later.  This Trauma Tourniquets CE covers one area of severe hemorrhage control: Arterial bleeding from an extremity.

We’ll explore the history of tourniquets, types, indications, contraindications, and even the myths in this video/hybrid CE.

It is HIGHLY recommended that you complete this education by finding an unsuspecting manikin and applying a training tourniquet to get some practice in.  The last place you want to learn about applying a tourniquet is on scene with bright red blood spurting across the room.

Earning your education:

Step 1: Media:  The education is contained in a pdf that has a link in it for a video.  You can download it from our DropBox link at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jobfvqpqb09erjr/Trauma%20Tourniquets%20CE.pdf?dl=0

It’s about 2 MB in file size.  Remember, you don’t need a DropBox account or login to access any of our educational materials.  Just click on the “Download” button that appears at the upper right corner, and if a pop-up box appears, look towards the bottom option, “No thanks, continue to download”.

 

Step 2: Take the Quiz at QuestBase.  Log into your QuestBase account at www.questbase.com/a/umcems.  If you don’t have a free account yet, please visit our “Sign Up page for information on how to obtain one.  Once you’ve logged in, look for the CE entitled: “Trauma Tourniquets”.

 

Step 3: Education you’ll earn upon successful completion:

  • Texas state: 0.5 hour for Trauma (all certifications)

or…

  • NREMT for NCCP requirements:
    • All certifications: 0.5 hour towards Tourniquets

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