Catastrophic Bleeding Control Course : 3 hour course

This course provides learners with guidance on catastrophic bleeding control, including dealing with the inherent dangers associated with the use of tourniquets and haemostatic dressings whilst administering First Aid in a high-risk working environment. All learners must hold an in date Level 3 Emergency First Aid or Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification. 


Course Duration

Half Day.


de Carteret House, 7 Castle Street, St Helier, JE2 3BT.

Did you know?

  • ‘59% of deaths from injuries would have been preventable had first aid been given before the emergency services arrived.’
  • ‘The National Audit Office estimates there are 20,000 major trauma cases a year, with 5,400 deaths.’ 
  • ‘Haemorrhage is responsible for 30 to 40% of trauma mortality, and of these deaths, 33 to 56% occur during the prehospital period.’ 
  • ‘the average bleed out time is 2-5 minutes.’

This course will teach you the skills you need to learn to save people who are bleeding out from an arterial bleed that has the potential to be catastrophically life threatening.


A range of life saving related subjects are covered including:

  • Equipment
  • Primary survey
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • Tourniquets
  • Top-to-toe survey
  • Environmental issues
  • Handover to the emergency services


Although there is no formal assessment, the trainer will assess each individual ongoing throughout the course and issue a certificate of attendance. There is no expiry date on the certificate as it is attendance only. However, we recommend attending this course every three years to refresh your skills.


All learners must hold a Level 3 Emergency First Aid or Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification.



A minimum of 7 students and a maximum of 12 students can attend this course. The minimum age for enrolling on this course is 14 years, and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment. A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role. The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age.