Range Safety Trauma Care
This course will center on assisting victims of firearm-induced trauma until an ambulance arrives. It has been designed from Range Safety Officer's perspective and is applicable to persons with no prior medical experience. This is not a traditional First Aid course. This class includes training on: safety and how to prevent injuries; moral laws; biohazard precautions; the physical and mental effects of adrenaline; communication; trauma kits vs. First Aid kits; scene safety; patient movement; assessments; proper methods to stop the top 3 critical firearm injuries (blocked airway, critical blood loss and Tension Pneumothorax); as well as the equipment you need to keep someone alive until medical assistance arrives.
We will cover:
- Types of life threatening firearm induced injuries
- Recognition and treatment of various life threatening injuries
- Hand over to EMS
- Trauma kits vs. First Aid kits
- Breakdown and usage of trauma kit components
- Proper stowage and placement of trauma kit
- Hands-on application of recommended trauma kit
- One-handed manipulation of the trauma kit
- Securing injured person's firearm
- Situational awareness while providing aid
- Airway adjunct device placement
- Application of tourniquets
- Application of bandages and haemostatic agents
- TCCC methodology
A portion of this course will be scenario based.
- An open mind.
- Your current first aid kit or blow out kit if you have one.
- A pair of pants to cut up or otherwise destroy.
- Note taking materials (paper, pens or pencils).
- Personal items (i.e. medications, etc)
- WATER (lots and lots of water... stay hydrated to avoid fatigue and dehydration).