All 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)
- NREMT for NCCP requirements:
- All certifications: 0.5 hour towards Tourniquets