Critical Injury Responder Course (8 hours)

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Acid attacks, violent road-rage, motorcycle & vehicle accidents are a daily occurrence in the UK, with knife attacks & shootings commonplace in cities & towns. This means that you could find yourself being the only person available to administer life saving first aid in the first hour after the incident; the timeframe know as “the rescue vacuum”.

Current UK terror threat level: 4/5 “Severe” (15th Nov 2021).

In January 2019, British Standard BS8599-1:2019 introduced the Critical Injury First Aid Kit. Our Critical Injury Responder Course will enable you to understand how to use the contents of these kits & be able to administer lifesaving treatment, including to catastrophic bleeds, before the arrival of the emergency services.

The information in this course is based on the latest Position & Consensus Statements from bodies such as the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

As one client described it; “This has been the best first aid medical related course I have ever been on.”

If you want to learn more than the basics covered in our Catastrophic Bleed Management course, our Critical Injury Responder course is the option to choose.


Not sure if this course is right for you? Read our FAQ page which we’ve written to help you decide which course is right for you.


 

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Critical Injury Responder Course (8 hours)

Our Critical Injury Responder course is ideal for those working in the UK or abroad in high risk or hostile environments, such as security staff, arborists, construction & forestry workers, expedition leaders and companies who feel their staff would benefit from this type of training. It’s also a perfect CPD course for existing first aid instructors, complimenting the new BS8599-1:2019 compliant Critical Injury First Aid kits which are now standard across the UK. You may not have seen or heard of these kits before, but trust me, they’re already out there, in hundreds of venues across the UK, wherever large number of people gather.

The information in this course is based on the latest Position & Consensus Statements from bodies such as the Faculty of Pre-hospital Care, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Recent changes made to first aid training syllabus requirements have lead to the reintroduction in teaching the use of tourniquets and haemostatic agents in some first aid courses. This has been reinforced with the introduction of British Standard BS8599-1:2019, which you can read more about here. You do not need to have attended a first aid course to attend this course, but it will significantly develop your knowledge and understand if you have been on one in the past. At the end of the course, you’ll understand & potentially be able to administer lifesaving treatment to those injured in traumatic incidents, before the arrival of the emergency services.

This is a very hands-on course, during which you will get several hours of practical experience. By its very nature, this course covers topics which some might find distasteful or disturbing including catastrophic bleeds.

 

Learn how to apply a tourniquet quickly and correctly on the critical injury responder course.
Learn how to apply a tourniquet quickly and correctly on the critical injury responder course.

Critical Injury Responder Course syllabus includes:

  • The vascular system & blood volumes
  • The primary casualty survey
  • Hypovolaemia
  • Pathophysiology of blood clotting
  • The lethal triad of trauma
  • The BS8599-1:2019 Critical Injury first aid kit
  • Initial treatment when dealing with critical injuries including;
    • Acid/Alkali attacks
    • Catastrophic bleeds
    • Traumatic amputation
    • Knife attacks & stab wounds
    • Blast & ballistic wounds
    • Traumatic cardiac arrest
  • Learn how to apply;
    • Chest seals
    • Tourniquets
    • Haemostatic Dressings
    • Wound packing
  • Effective communication & handover to emergency services

Critical Injury Responder Course Certificate:

  • Critical Injury Responder Course, certified by Chris Garland Training
  • A4 sized pdf certificates are issued.

Course duration:

  • 8 guided learning hours, plus breaks
  • Generally we run these courses from 9am-6pm.

Test:

  • Practical assessments throughout the course.

Critical Injury Responder Course Pre-requisites:

  • Candidates must be over 18.
  • You do not need to have undertaken any formal first aid training to attend this course, but it will be an advantage if you have.
  • Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real activity environment. This includes providing first aid to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore you must be physically capable of doing so.

Candidates:

  • All courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.
    • Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates booked on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. Click here for more details.
    • Maximum: We limit the number of candidates on this course to a maximum of 10. Should you have more than 10 candidates to be trained, please contact us to arrange a private course.

Geographical coverage:

  • This Critical Injury Responder Course is available to candidates across the UK. The course can be delivered in other countries; however, candidates should be aware that the protocols meet current UK guidelines.

Venue:

  • Scheduled courses run at our training centre in Knutsford, Cheshire.
  • Why not arrange to have a private courses run at your workplace? Simply fill in our quote builder tool to request a quotation.

Critical Injury Responder Course Joining instructions:

Private courses:

  • To arrange a private Critical Injury Responder course for yourself or your colleagues, please fill in our Quote Builder tool.
Critical Injury Responder Course (8 hours)

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  1. Alex Creamer

    This has been the best first aid medical related course I have ever been on.

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    • Chris Garland

      Thank you for your kind words Alex!

  2. Yvonne Gregory

    Thank you for a well run and informative course.

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  3. Kenneth M.

    Really happy with the Critical injury responder course. Chris is a genuine guy with alot of knowledge and really looks after everyones individual needs. The course its self equips you with the knowledge to save a life in many different scenarios. I’d suggest anyone take the course as no one knows what’s going to happen day by day. You never know when you’ll be the first responder!

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    • ChrisGarland

      Hi Ken.
      Thank you for your kind review. Nobody would ever want to find themselves in the “rescue vacuum”, but if you were to find yourself there now, at least you’ll have a good amount of knowledge of what you can do to help those injured and awaiting professional help.
      Best regards
      Chris

  4. Val H.

    Do Not get an IFAK until you have been on this course! Here you not only get to learn about applying haemostatic agents, tourniquets and chest seals you also get to compare them, so you can know what works best. Also how to recognise Fakes. If you are concerned about how you would respond to severe motorbike and car accidents when travelling; or acid or knife attacks whilst you are out on the town this course will give you a great advantage. If you visit football stadiums, shopping centres, theatres, restaurants or clubs this course should be high on your ‘to-do’ list and will give you the skills needed to deal with a serious injury or terrorist attack. If someone throws you a Critical Injury First Aid Kit because the area is in a security lockdown, or the ambulances are stuck in traffic THIS is the course you need to make sense of it. Just because its serious, doesn’t mean you can’t have fun when learning. If some bits hit a bit too close to home, there is always the option of stepping away for a moment and no one will think the less of you for that. This course equips you for Life in a sometimes difficult world because it equips you to Save a Life not just a selfie. Thanks Chris for a great and memorable day.

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    • ChrisGarland

      Hi Val. Wow! What a fantastic review; thank you very much . I’m so glad that you enjoyed the course so much. Hopefully none of us will ever have to use the skills that we covered on the course.
      Best regards
      Chris

  5. Leslie Singleton

    Great course, from a very knowledgeable trainer, put across in a manner that was both fun and easy to understand. Thank you for an informative and interesting day.

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    • ChrisGarland

      Hi Leslie. Thank you for your great review. Hope to see you on another course soon.

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Critical Injury Responder Course (8 hours)

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• Established 2012
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• Consistently receiving 5 star reviews from our clients.
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• Our charity of the year 2022 is the North West air Ambulance Charity. Part of your course fee will be donated and you can add to this when purchasing your course place.
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— And many, many more!


Critical Injury Responder Course (8 hours)

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