NCRETAC Stop The Bleed Project; To provide Tourniquet’s in conjunction with the;
Stop the Bleed Campaign
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.
Remember to be aware of your surroundings and move yourself and the injured person to safety, if necessary.
You may be able to save a life by taking simple actions immediately, here are three you can take to help save a life:
Application for up to 25 tourniquets as part of the https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed campaign;
Learning how to care for an injured family member, friend, or even a stranger isn’t hard. Many basic first aid courses are available that emphasize current bleeding control techniques such as use of tourniquets and hemostatic dressings.*
I Want to Take a Course
If you would like to take a course to prepare yourself to assist injured people following a traumatic event, contact your (NCRETAC) Northeast Colorado Regional EMS/Trauma Advisory Council area, hospitals, emergency medical services, fire, police to see if they offer any training.
Only agencies identified as providing emergency services or trauma care in the NCRETAC are authorized to provide this training.
I am affiliated with an emergency response or trauma services provider in the NCRETAC and want to Teach/Host a Course in my Organization/Community and I would like to teach or host a training.
If you are, then following steps are recommended:
- Pick a training curriculum and affiliate with that organization, such as:
The American College of Surgeons Bleeding Control Basics course (often called B-Con)
- The First Care Provider organizations suite of courses
- The You Are the Help Until Help Arrives suite of courses (a joint program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FEMA, and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences):
- Identify available instructors (or become trained)
- Advertise to staff, colleagues, friends, family, and the public
- Start training!