Stop the Bleed training at FMC

Stop the Bleed training at FMC

Do you like the outdoors? Would you know what to do if you witnessed someone with life threatening uncontrolled bleeding? Attend a free training to learn how to help bleeding victims. 
 
The Department of Homeland Security's "Stop the Bleed" campaign aims to equip you with this knowledge. The "Stop the Bleed" campaign teaches police officers, emergency medical services (EMS) and the general community about the proper application and benefits of tourniquets and life saving techniques. It's not just the gunshot wound you need to prepare for; it's someone who trips and falls at home breaking a glass table that has a large laceration.
 
Community members can be effective immediate responders if given access to training and the basic equipment necessary to address life-threatening hemorrhage. Uncontrolled bleeding accounts for roughly 35 percent of mortality before victims can arrive at a hospital. In fact, a person can bleed to death in less than five minutes if the bleeding is uncontrolled. Usually, this happens before EMS arrive, increasing the need for bystanders to be trained and knowledgeable on tourniquet use and application. Of patients who arrive with tourniquets applied, application is often incorrect and inadequate.
 
Contact Brett Brawley with any questions at Brett.Brawley@nahealth.com.