In the evolving environment of law enforcement, police officers are faced with an increasing number of threats every day. Early on in their careers, police officers are often trained in CPR/First Aid or occasionally may be trained as a First Responder or EMT. This medical training does not adequately prepare them to render self-aid or aid to a fellow officer who has been wounded while operating in a hostile environment.
This four-hour course is designed to familiarize law enforcement officers in the methods used to treat the three most preventable causes of death in combat. Line of duty deaths caused by severe bleeding, open chest wounds and airway obstructions can be avoided with timely correct intervention. The first steps immediately after or during the hostile event prior to the arrival of Emergency Medical Services on scene are crucial in the stabilization of the critically wounded officer. Other topics include: patient assessment, application of tourniquets & hemostatic agents, patient extraction, triaging patients, and treatment & prevention of heat related illness. Officers will be introduced to new devices and techniques to provide first aid to themselves or fellow officers.
Dave Kruse : 636-344-0875