Become trained in using some of the most effective pieces of equipment used to stop catastrophic bleeds with this course.
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Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings Level 2 (VTQ) at a glance

  • 3-year nationally recognised certificate
  • 1 hour and 24 minutes of engaging video training
  • Video access for 8 months
  • Printable wall certificate
  • CPD time credit conformation
  • Follows latest UK Resuscitation and ERC guidelines
  • Includes manual & other downloads
  • Free weekly video refresher
  • Evidence Based Training certificate
  • Videos include subtitles
£24.95 + VAT
Group Rates also available

Tourniquets and Haemostatic Dressings if used correctly are now allowed to be used in first aid after the recommendations of the 2015 ERC first aid changes and the 2017 Tourniquet changes. Catastrophic bleeding is life-threatening and can kill in minutes so having a fast and effective method of stopping bleeding is a must have life skill in the workplace, out and about and at home.   

This course covers the main types of commercial tourniquets including the CAT, MAT, SOFT T, SAM XT, STAT and Improvised Tourniquets. Haemostatic dressings from Celox, Quick Clot, Axiostat and other Haemostatic dressings and powders are also included. The course also covers the use of trauma dressings including the Air Wrap dressings.

This course covers the use of the latest BSi Critical Injury Packs as listed by the HSE.

We also offer courses in Major Incident Trauma and First Person On Scene coving advanced medical care. 

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

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This course comes with 2.0 hrs (3.0 class) of CPD, although the time to complete the course online may be less than this. Total course time includes 1 hour and 24 minutes of video training as well as knowledge reviews, final test, remedial help and reviewing downloaded material.

The content of this and all our courses has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines and come with a Certified CPD Statement as well as a ProTrainings Certificate and for online courses an Evidence Based Learning statement.

  • About tourniquets and Haemostatics
  • The rule changes
  • Haemostatic or tourniquet 
  • Trauma dressing
  • Types of tourniquet 
  • What damage can tourniquets do
  • CAT tourniquet 
  • SOFT-T tourniquet 
  • MAT tourniquet 
  • SAM XT Tourniquet
  • Improvised tourniquets 
  • Applying the second tourniquet 
  • Haemostatics 
  • Packing a wound
  • Celox gauze
  • Celox A
  • Celox granules
  • Other Haemostatics 
  • Monitoring patients
  • Shock

Learning outcomes:

  • LO1. Understand the difference between tourniquets and haemostatic dressings
  • LO2. Explain what a trauma dressing is and when it would be used
  • LO3. Explain when a tourniquet would be used and where they would be used
  • LO4. Understand what damage can be caused by a tourniquet
  • LO5. Explain how to use different types of tourniquet
  • LO6. Explain what to do if the application of a tourniquet does not control bleeding
  • LO7. Understand how haemostatic dressings and agents work to control catastrophic bleeding
  • LO8. Explain how to pack a wound with a haemostatic gauze
  • LO9. Explain how to use haemostatic granules to control a serious bleed
  • LO10. Explain how to continually monitor a patient after treatment a catastrophic bleed
  • LO11. Explain the importance of monitoring and treating for shock.
  • LO12. Explain how to use a BSi critical injury pack
  • First Aid Plus Student Manual Version V8.3 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Workplace First Aid Student Manual V8.4 - 2015 guidelines with ERC first aid changes
  • Adult CPR Flowchart
  • Adult CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Anatomy and Physiology Human Body Picture Reference Book Student Manual V8.1
  • CAT Tourniquet instruction leaflet
  • CPR and Coronavirus video - Guidance on delivering CPR out of hospital has changed where Coronavirus COVID 19 is known or suspected
  • Celox haemostatic leaflet
  • Celox leaflet on haeostatic dressings
  • Child CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Clean hand techniques leaflet
  • Coronavirus COVID 19 Pre-Screen Student Evaluation Form
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) link to the NHS website
  • Find a classroom course locally
  • Find out what other courses are available as video online, blended and classroom courses nationally on our course finder
  • First Aid and Social Distancing poster
  • First Responder Care Essentials Book on Amazon
  • FoxSeal Leaflet - chest seal
  • Free student first aid program leaflet
  • How to register to call EMS by text
  • How to use Celox A
  • How to use Celox Haemstatic gauze
  • How to use Celox gauze
  • How to use Celox granules
  • Infant CPR Flowchart handout/poster
  • Link to the HSE website
  • NHS Choices Web link
  • Nilaqua Hand Wash leaflet
  • Personal Medical Information Sheet
  • Polish Student Manual - Pierwsza Pomoc w Pracy Ksiazka studenta V8.3 - 2015 guidelines
  • ProTrainings - Using an AED Leaflet
  • ProTrainings Defibrillator eGuide
  • STAT Tourniquet leaflet - for humans and pets
  • Tourniquet Instructions leaflet
  • UK Resus Council 2015 Guidelines updated 2015 Link
  • Visit the First Aid Show free for first aid and medical videos
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I want to complete a short practical module after completing the online course, is this possible?

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Do I receive a certificate after completing your online training?

Yes, when you complete the online course you will be able to download and print a compliant completion certificate, evidenced-based learning statement to confirm course content and a certified CPD statement. There is no extra charge for the certificate.  You can also buy a printed certificate to be posted to you for a small extra fee.

Can I take this course virtually online with a real instructor?

Yes, this course can be taken virtually. The course is taught thought our virtual learning platform and a Zoom link.  The course is taught by a real instructor online and you can interact with the instructor, ask questions just like a face to face lesson but without the travelling. Testing is carried out using our interactive online tests and you receive the same certificate at the end as you would with a face to face lesson. Contact us for more information and to see if this is available for you.

Do you sell first aid kits and equipment?

Yes, we sell over 1000 products from first aid kits to plasters.  We also sell a wide range of medical devices, equipment and everything you need to deal with a first aid emergency and to comply in the workplace with first aid provision.  See our first aid equipment online store at www.first-aid-online.co.uk

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Yes, all ProTrainings courses are Endorsed by TQUK in addition to other approvals and endorsements to give you a quality compliant qualification for your courses whatever delivery method you take.

Do you sell Tourniquets and catastrophic bleeding first aid equipment?

Yes, we sell a full range of tourniquets including the new RapidStop tourniquet which is fast and effective as well as trauma dressing, Celox and other haemostatic dressings.

Do you have 360 videos on your courses?

Yes, we are adding 360 videos to many courses. These videos can be viewed on any device and allow you to see the video around 360 degrees to gain a better insight into the film. We use these for things like first aid and health and safety and will be adding more in the coming weeks.

Are courses all online or can I take a blended or class course locally?

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What People are Saying

“Excellent course and fantastic tutor”

- Paul, ACA from Other

“Amazing and interesting course and would recommend to any first aider or first responder!”

- Dylan, Lifeguard/police officer from Cheshire
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