May is National Stop the Bleed Month
May 11, 2023
Stop the Bleed campaign highlights importance of early intervention
May is National Stop the Bleed Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of stopping severe bleeding during an emergency. Stop the Bleed is a national campaign started by the American College of Surgeons in response to mass shootings and other traumatic events that have highlighted the need for bystander intervention in bleeding emergencies. It is important to remember that, while created with shootings in mind, Stop the Bleed is for any life-threatening bleeding emergency.
The Stop the Bleed campaign emphasizes the need for bystanders to act quickly to control bleeding in the time before medical personnel arrive. According to the campaign, uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death in trauma injuries, and individuals who suffer severe bleeding can die within minutes if bleeding is not controlled.
The Stop the Bleed campaign promotes the use of simple tools such as tourniquets, wound packing and direct pressure to control bleeding. By educating the public about these techniques, the campaign aims to create a culture of preparedness and empower individuals to respond effectively to emergency situations.
To teach these skills, the Stop the Bleed campaign provides training programs for individuals to learn basic bleeding control techniques. The training courses are available to anyone, including members of the public, law enforcement officers and other first responders.
In addition to training programs, the Stop the Bleed campaign provides a range of resources for individuals and organizations to promote awareness and education about bleeding control. These resources include posters, brochures, videos, and social media tools that can be used to spread the word about the importance of stopping severe bleeding.
National Stop the Bleed Month is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to come together to promote awareness about the importance of bleeding control. By participating in the campaign and taking steps to learn basic bleeding control techniques, individuals can make a significant difference in the lives of those around them.
If you have more questions, or would like to organize a Stop the Bleed class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.