This May, National Trauma Awareness month celebrates it’s 29th year participating in the “Stop the Bleed” campaign.
Per the American Trauma Society (ATS) website, “StopTheBleed is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters and from everyday accidents. If this bleeding is severe, it can kill within minutes, potentially before trained responders can arrive. Providing bystanders with basic tools and information on the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life threatening bleeding can save lives. Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers. Similar to the use of CPR or automatic defibrillators, improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding and expanding personal and public access to Bleeding Control Kits can be the difference between life and death for an injured person.”
For more information on National Trauma Awareness month 2017, the StopTheBleed campaign or training tools to prepare for assisting yourself or others in an emergency situation, visit the ATS website.