SAVE A LIFE - Stop The Bleed Day
Thursday May 23
What would you do if you witness someone who walks through a glass door and incurs a large laceration, a severe cut to their arm?
What would you do if you witness an emergency and you are more than minutes away from help?
Since blood may be spurting, it is a life threat, it is better to learn now what to do rather than leaning on the spot. We will provide a free on-line videos that will prepare you.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
The following poster (Fig.1.1) is a flowchart to follow depending on the severity of the situation. The video below is another resource.
The following selection links to a page that has been prepared by The American College of Surgeons and www.bleedingcontrol.org. It includes videos on:
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