What Will I Learn?

  • Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance.
  • Identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding.
  • Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding.
  • Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding.
  • Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding.
  • Keep the victim calm until help arrives.


The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive. Let us give you the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder.

  • Step 1: Register online with the College of Southern Idaho Workforce Development and Training Department.
  • Note: This class is FREE. When the payment method is asked, simply put "I will pay with check or cash" to confirm your registration. This will reserve your seat.

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anyone who is looking to train, equip, and empower themselves to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Whether you are at work, home, or in a public setting, bystanders will always be first on any scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; therefore, it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Register today to be able to help provide first care in life-threatening situations.

Instructor Bio

Andy Orr

Dillon Brock is a career critical care paramedic and educator. He attended the Methodist / Clarian Health Paramedic Program and attended the Critical Care Program at Vanderbilt University. He received his B.S in Psychology from The University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dillon prides himself on his wacky personality and dedication to student success.