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Blood Contol (B-Con) is a classroom course that teaches civilians evidence-based, life-saving bleeding control techniques that has been proven to dramatically increase casualty survival. This course was developed in response to the Hartford Consensus led by Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, and at the request of Dr. Norman McSwain, who served as a member of the Hartford Consensus working group. 

AUDIENCE: This course is for any individual who may be called upon to assist with trauma patients while waiting for First Responders or EMS to arrive. It was designed for student who have received little or noprior medical training such as but not limited to:


Taxi Cab Drivers

Train Station Attendants

TSA Workers

Port Workers


BCon Lecture

Tourniquet Single Skill Station

Wound Packing Single Skill Station

Jaw Thrust Single Skill Station

COURSE FORMAT: This course is classroom-based which includes instructor, PowerPoint, Video, and Skill station interaction during the course. The course is approximately 2.5 hours in length. 


PowerPoint-based course to ensure continuity, consistency, and enhance survivability

Instructor-led with hands-on to reinforce new skills and that of proficiency

Student manual is provided (purchase or STARR Library)

National Policy to enhance survivability from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events

CERTIFICATION: Upon completion of this course, student receive a Course Completion Certificate that is valid for 4 years.