University Hospital’s Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response (CEPR) created the New Jersey First Responder Bleeding Control (NJ-BCon) course. The Hartford Consensus identified the need for this type of training. First responders will learn the skills to identify and control life threatening bleeding. Students will use of control devices such as: pressure dressings, hemostatic dressings, tourniquets, and more. In addition, they will understand the THREAT acronym and the importance of creating a casualty collection point. Furthermore, students will learn the differences between a Level 1 and Level 2 trauma center, and the drive or fly criteria.
Active EMTs, Firefighters, Paramedics, and Police Officers are the target audience for this bleeding control training. As a result, this course is pre-approved for 3 NJEMT elective CEUs.