No matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene of an accident. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in as little as five minutes. By knowing how to "Stop the Bleed," you could save a person's life.
"While mass shootings currently get a lot of attention, serious bleeding incidents are more likely the result from everyday injuries that occur at home, work school, or on the road," said Christy Claborn, RN, trauma program manager for Franciscan Health Indianapolis. "Our program teaches how to effectively provide care until medics arrive and provides users with emergency packs."
Our Facebook Live video presents a quick overview on how you can stop life-threatening bleeding through wound-packing and tourniquet use.
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If you would like to join the more than 124,000 non-healthcare workers have been trained in "Stop the Bleed" techniques, check out these "Stop the Bleed Classes" in Indiana and Illinois: