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USCCA's Stop the Bleed
Treating Gun Shot Wounds and other injuries Training Course



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Class Description

This 2-Hour hands-on classroom experience will provide you the knowledge and skills to help stop severe bleeding in emergency situations. Severe bleeding can be fatal in less than 90 seconds. Knowing what to do ahead of time can mean the difference between life and death.

From gunshot or knife wounds to car accidents, being able to slow and stop bleeding until professional medical help arrives is a life-saving skill you need to know. This class is a module taken from the USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Associations) Emergency First Aid Fundamentals curriculum. In this class, you will learn and demonstrate your ability to use pressure dressings, different types of tourniquets, chest seals and more.

If you own a firearm, are a Concealed Carry Holder, a parent, teacher or a member of a Congregation - You have good reasons to take this class. Adults and teenagers are welcome.

Curriculum Description

Would you know what to do if you were deep in the wilderness, and a hunting companion sustained a penetrating chest wound from an errant round? Could you prolong the life of a loved one long enough for the ambulance to arrive, if he or she had sustained a lacerated artery from a violent attacker armed with a knife?

While most Americans are comfortable dealing with the cuts and scrapes of everyday life, and tens of thousands have learned the Heimlich maneuver and CPR, most individuals would be a bit less comfortable dealing with severe, life threatening injuries or illnesses when seconds count, and EMS personnel and the emergency room are minutes (or longer) away.

In the training course, Emergency First Aid Fundamentals, you’ll learn to not only understand the proper way to assess a patient, you’ll also learn in great detail the proper way to deal with significant issues such as serious bleeding, chest injuries, a compromised airway, spinal injuries, broken bones, and more. While it might seem unrealistic to translate what professional EMTs and paramedics are able to do in an emergency versus the things that nonprofessionals would be capable of, but in life threatening medical and traumatic emergencies, it all boils down to the same thing — sustaining the life of the patient until he or she can be delivered to the emergency room.

If you’re ready to become your family’s first responder in all emergency situations, this training cannot be missed. During this training, you’ll do more than simply sit in a classroom learning about these topics, your USCCA instructor will work you through a dozen real world scenarios using simulated patients and the actual products (or field expedients) that you’ll need to understand if you hope to save a life.


Treating Gun Shot Wounds