The No. 1 cause of preventable death after injury is blood loss, according to the American College of Surgeons. Learning how to stabilize a bleeding victim and apply a tourniquet could help save a life.
“It’s simple, quick to teach and easy to apply. Everyone from children to adults can be taught,” says Donna Lemoine, MBA, BSN, RN, TCRN, assistant vice president of operations, HCA Healthcare Trauma Services.
In the wake of increased mass casualty events across America, training and community education around trauma care is now more important than ever before.
Someone who is severely bleeding can bleed to death in as little as five minutes. That’s why bleeding control — keeping the blood inside the body — is the purpose of STOP THE BLEED® training.