This course provides young people with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and responsibly give emergency care to children and infants.
Denver Health Paramedics is a proud partner of the Department of Homeland Security's "Stop the Bleed" campaign. Denver Health Paramedics - EMS Education provides the BCON (Bleedng Control) course that is approved through the American College of Surgeons.
The course was developed by Dr. Peter Pons and the staff and Denver Health EMS Education in response to efforts by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to increase collaboration between law enforcement, the fire service and EMS, and the public in responding to active shooter/IED/mass casualty events. B-Con is consistent with the recommendations of the Hartford Consensus on Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events.
Acting immediately in the event of a cardiac arrest can greatly improve a person's chances of survival. CPR and the use of an automatic defibrillator (AED) are two tools that community members can learn to help someone in a heart-related emergency.