No one wants to believe that a situation like a mass shooting or explosion will happen in our own community. The reality is that we need to be prepared, because tragedy can strike anywhere at any time.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person with uncontrolled bleeding can die within five minutes, so it is important to quickly stop blood loss. Anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do.
Stop the Bleed is a nationwide campaign to empower people to act quickly and be the help until help arrives. Just as it is important to learn how to perform CPR, you can learn how to use your hands, dressings and tourniquets to control bleeding. Review these simple Stop the Bleed steps to learn how you can immediately assist people with massive or uncontrolled bleeding until professional responders arrive.
Our Trauma team is proud to offer Stop the Bleed group training to schools, businesses and organizations in our communities. See our team in action. Call 715-838-5883 for more information about Stop the Bleed training.
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