Bleeding Control Basic (B-Con) Course for SCPD Employees Only
Bleeding Control Basic (B-Con) Course
*This class posting is for SCPD employees only.
Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook, the federal government and the medical community are committed to improving survivability from life-threatening bleeding. Severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in shock and/or death before the arrival of first responders.
Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene.
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is committed to training more than 300 million citizens in the United States in B-Con. Local efforts by the Stony Brook Trauma Center and Suffolk County Police Department have collaborotively trained in excess of 9,000 people! Sign up now for this free training and learn how to save a life!
Note: There is a hands-on component to this course using simulated blood. Gowns and gloves are provided.
WARNING: The B-Con class contains some graphic images in order to convey the nature of the wounds to be treated.