Stop the Bleed – Save a Life

As worldwide violence increases, so does the need for responsive-action training.  Motivated by the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy, Stop the Bleed, an initiative to prevent excessive bleeding in emergencies, was established by the American College of Surgeons to limit deaths from violent injuries.  By teaching civilians how to act as immediate responders, they can limit the trauma from severe blood loss and help save lives.

Injuries can happen at any time; in an emergency, immediately receiving care can be the difference between life and death. The following the ABC procedure is encouraged to prolong a person’s life:

  1. Stay safe and ALERT 9-1-1
  2. Find the Bleeding
  3. Compress

“The Stop the Bleed education is so important. Training programs and public awareness campaigns such as CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver have helped save many lives… this program can too!” said Mercy Health Trauma and Burn Prevention Coordinator, Nicole Knepper.

Though many people feel helpless in these situations, if educated on the subject, they can actually help save a life.

“It gives people the knowledge and skills to respond to an emergency.  This hands-on training will give people the confidence to assist someone in a life threating situation until help arrives. We can make a difference. Stop the bleed and save a life.”