Bleeding Control (BCON)

Bleeding Control (BCON)

Course Description:
The Bleeding Control (BCON) course is designed for those who have little or no medical training but may be called upon to respond to and deliver trauma care and bleeding control prior to emergency medical services (EMS) arrival or in an austere environment.

Perspective Students:
Students are any individuals who may be called upon to assist with trauma patients while waiting for first response or EMS to arrive. The course has been designed for students who have received little or no prior medical training. BCON is applicable for both civilian, law enforcement and medical personnel. Examples of potential students include teachers, taxicab drivers, train station attendants, and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers.

Course Length:
This course is provided over 4-8 hours and includes skill instruction and development, practical scenarios as well as basic response to active shooters.

Topics Covered:

  • Bleeding control basics
  • Wound packing and management
  • Tourniquet application on self and others
  • Response to active threats

Certificates and Continuing Education Credits:

American College of Surgeons/NAEMT Certification Awarded