Control Bleeding Course and Kit

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Members of the public (without medical background/training) should have a good understanding of the various different types of bleeding and the relevant skills to stop or significantly reduce the bleeding.

Medical and healthcare professional students will understand the basic principles of bleeding, hemostasis, shock, and how to control and or stop bleeding in the emergency as well as in a medical environment.

Control Bleeding Course students will gain knowledge and an understanding of:

  • Vascular anatomy
  • Physiology of blood, blood volume, blood pressure, and blood clotting
  • Methods to control bleeding in both the emergency and controlled medical settings
  • Surgical shock
  • Restoring hypovolemia
  • Relevant pharmacology
  • Various other related subjects

Control Bleeding Course students will gain the following bleeding control skills by applying their knowledge gained in The Apprentice Doctor® Control Bleeding Course material and applying it by using  The Apprentice Doctor® How to Control Bleeding Training Kit.

Methods to stop bleeding in the emergency setting:

  • Direct pressure
  • Packing and bandaging
  • Tourniquets

Methods to stop bleeding in the controlled medical environment:

  • Direct pressure
  • Packing and bandaging
  • Tourniquets
  • Clamping bleeding blood vessels
  • Tying-off bleeding blood vessels
  • Suturing
  • A variety of other measures available to the medical professional

The final objective is the most important, and that is to enable both the public and all medical professionals to control and stop bleeding effectively, and as a result, prevent the premature death of trauma and mass disaster victims.

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About The Apprentice Doctor

Dr. Anton Scheepers is the founder of The Apprentice Doctor® and the Future Doctors Academy. Dr. Anton is a qualified and practicing Medical Professional with more than 20 years experience as a specialist surgeon in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaw, and the hard and soft tissues of the head and neck region. It is a recognized international surgical specialty and it is uniquely placed right at the center of the medical and dental worlds.

Dr. Anton Scheepers has completed rotations in:

General Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

He is an international presenter at premedical and medical skills conferences, workshops and camps across the world. Dr. Anton Scheepers is a gifted presenter with a colorful career. From treating leprosy patients in a large leprosarium to treating soldiers and civilians in a bush war in Namibia, and rendering medical services to prisoners – including death-row prisoners to working with classified and dangerous psychiatric patients.

His training varied between basic medical sciences, surgery, and dentistry. He started a medical sciences section in the largest Science Center in Africa – the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Center and was involved with medical research in collaboration with Dr. Sandy Marks Jr. from the University of Massachusetts. Experience includes academic, public, military as well as private practice – all this experience in one person and now Dr. Anton is eager to see young people fulfilling their dreams of becoming great medical professionals.

Dr. Anton Scheepers has a keen interest in medical education as the head of the Premedical Sciences Department at the Solid Rock Community and Virtual Schools based in Tampa, Florida. He is still a practicing medical professional as well as the director of The Apprentice Corporation – an organization with the mission of assisting prospective medical professionals towards fulfilling their dreams. He is the author of 4 books*, a number of International medical articles and the accredited Apprentice Doctor® high school course material available at selected schools in the USA.

*Books published:

  • For Future Doctors Foundation Medical Course        ISBN: 978-0-9815066-0-9
  • How to Suture Wounds Course                                  ISBN: 978-0-9815066-1-6
  • The Apprentice Doctor Venipuncture Course           ISBN: 978-0-9815066-2-3
  • For Future Medical Professionals Activity Logbook   ISBN: 978-0-9815066-4-7

Dr. Anton Scheepers has written articles in various publications of International Medical Journals on subjects such as:

  • Penetrating injuries of the head and neck
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Dental treatment of the psychiatric patient
  • Various articles on Oral Manifestations of Leprosy
  • In addition to the publications, Dr. Scheepers has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences

Awards and commendations include:

  • P Grant Smith Gold medal for Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The College of Medicine Silver Medal in Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The Michael and Janie Miller Prize final year Surgery
  • Commendation for excellent service rendering by the Director of the Department of Health
  • Commendation for excellent service rendering by the director of Prison services

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