Stop The Bleed
Bystanders save lives! Learn the skills you need to respond to situations where people are in urgent need of care, the moments between an incident and first responders arrival are critical to saving lives. Stop the Bleed training is designed to help ANY and EVERYONE be prepared to help.
Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
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. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.
(US Department of Homeland Security- https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed)
Join Peekskill Volunteer Ambulance Corps for a two hour Stop the Bleed Training, sponsored by The American College of Surgeons and the US Department of Homeland Security
When: Saturday March 31, 2018
Time: Session 1: 10am
Session 2: 2pm
Stop the Bleed Kits will be available for sale for $75.
If you are unable to attend, but would like the training please contact us so we can schedule additional Stop the Bleed training in the future.