How will trainees know if they’ve completed their procedure correctly?
When successfully packed with hemostatic pads, the blood flow from the gunshot wound will reduce, and stop. This is easily monitored in the blood collected around each wound module, by the trainers and trainees.
What are the ongoing costs of the items supplied in the TruWound trainer?
The TruWound simulator has been tested to withstand over 1,500 procedures without fail when used correctly, ensuring a long-life span of the main trainer.
With the collection containers, the expelled blood can be reused after each procedure, there may be some loss of volume due to absorption by the hemostatic pads. If you do need to top up your solution, replacement packs of Concentrated Blood can be purchased to refill the pressurized blood system.
Please note: Hemostatic pads are not supplied as part of this trainer.
What is the Stop the Bleed program, and why are more people adopting it into their courses?
Stop the Bleed (STB) is a national US awareness campaign that encourages individuals to learn how to recognize life threatening bleeding, and how to effectively stabilize wounds until emergency response arrives.
Although the course it designed for general public training, the course reinforces existing knowledge and skills in medical students. Following a research study in 2020 (Hemorrhage-Control Training in Medical Education, Jared T Gowen, et al), it was concluded that STB was a positive addition to Undergraduate Medical education.
Severe bleeding can lead to death in as little as 5 minutes
Stop the Bleed training aims to teach the necessary skills to stop traumatic blood loss, and thus, reducing the number of preventable deaths each year. Hemorrhaging from a traumatic wound accounts for approximately 1.5 million death per year, worldwide.
How does this hemorrhage control simulator support Stop the Bleed training?
TruWound is specifically designed to replicate traumatic wounds that can lead to severe bleeding when untreated.
Trainees can use this trainer to learn effective wound packing techniques to stem blood flow from gunshot wounds, and other penetrating injuries.
Who would benefit from learning how to pack a wound in emergency situations?
Wound packing is a key emergency skill that anyone can learn, courses like Stop the Bleed are suitable for beginners and refresher courses for medical professionals.
As well as emergency service staff, training on equipment such as TruWound and TruTourniquet could be beneficial to those working in potentially dangerous environments with heavy machinery, existing First Aiders, and people that live or work in remote areas or offshore.