Stop the bleeding-save a life including realistic scenario training

Course summary

In the continuing course 'Stop the bleeding' you will learn how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to stop it by pressing on the wound, putting on tourniquet and/or covering the wound with hemostatic gauze. During the continuing course, participants will be subjected to realistic and practice-oriented scenarios that will be pre-tuned to the target group. After a positive conclusion of this course, you can stop a serious bleeding according to the guideline "Stop the bleeding - save a life". This course is suitable for everyone from the age of 16, such as interested citizens, company relief workers, first aiders, safety personnel, stewards, babysitters, au pairs, butchers, teachers, construction workers, foresters, foresters, nature managers, security guards, enforcers, BOA's, (non-tactical) police personnel and firefighters, etc.

  Duration of the course

4,5 hours

  Course Language

The course can be given in both Dutch and English.


After attending the course each participant will receive an internationally recognized certificate of participation from the VUmc. This certificate has a validity of at least 4 years

Price per student excluding VAT and including parking, practice materials, use of WiFi, coffee and tea

€ 135 ,-

  Course dates

Friday 28 August from 19:00 to 22:00 location Landgoed Beukbergen (still 1 place available)


Incompany or on location at ISEG:

Landgoed Beukbergen

Amersfoortseweg 59

3712 BB Huis Ter Heide


Bystanders and non-medical aid workers can significantly increase the chances of survival of victims of (bomb) attacks and major accidents. By adequately compensating for serious blood loss immediately, lives are saved. It is not inconceivable that in the future the Netherlands will be hit by (bomb) attacks or mass shootings, now that these types of attacks are increasingly common in Western Europe. The threat of terrorism, also in the Netherlands, remains as high as ever. The injuries sustained during an attack are usually accompanied by life-threatening blood loss, as a result of which the chances of survival of victims quickly diminish as time goes by.

Instructors basic course 'Stop the Bleeding 

The course is taught by instructors from medical departments within the government and has years of operational experience in the field of medical support both at home and abroad. The ISEG instructors are trained and certified by the VUmc instructor 'Stop the bleeding - save a life'.

The course 'Stop the bleeding - save a life' is given on location Landgoed Beukbergen in compliance with the guidelines set by the RIVM regarding COVID-19!

Course content

During this course the following, among other things, will be discussed:

    • Recognizing life-threatening blood loss;
    • Stelpen of life-threatening blood loss;
    • Apply pressure to the wound;
    • Realistic scenario training tailored to the target group;
    • Installation of a turnstile;
    • Stuffing the wound with hemostatic gauze;
    • Save a life, every second counts!

The course 'Stop the bleeding' is given according to the guidelines from the RadboudUMC. This course has become the national standard and has been developed by VUmc. Dr. Leo Geeraedts (trauma surgeon in VUmc) and VUmc Academy. With this, Achterkamp has developed expertise in the field of blood loss and shock, to increase the knowledge and skills about stopping life-threatening blood loss.

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