Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. For details about the program: www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed
Brittni Clark, BSN, RN Bryan Medical Center Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator will conduct the free training, April 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at The Foundry (formerly Nonprofit Hub), 211 N. 14th Street.
To reserve a seat, email Teri@volunteerlinc.org.
VolunteerLinc’s Emergency Volunteer Program prepares citizens to help their community in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. See Emergency Volunteer Program.