Stop The Bleed
Injury results from a wide variety of causes, including accidents or intentional
harm, and in a wide variety of locations, such as homes or workplaces.
This seminar will teach people what they can do with basic products such
as tourniquets to help themselves or others before help arrives.
“Uncontrolled bleeding is the No. 1 cause of preventable death from
trauma. The more people who know how to control bleeding in an injured
patient, the greater the chance there is of surviving that injury,”
said Amber Woods, Kaweah Delta’s trauma program manager, who along
with other members of the trauma program will speak at the seminar. “It’s
very important as a trauma center that we educate our community members
about how they can stop the bleeding and save either themselves or someone
The ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign was initiated by a federal interagency
workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House.
The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better
preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions
to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made
and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research
in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed
the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge
back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public. ‘Stop
the Bleed’ is a registered service mark of the Department of the Defense.
Use of the equipment and the training does not guarantee that all bleeding
will be stopped or that all lives
will be saved.