The leading cause of potentially preventable death among trauma patients is bleeding. Massive bleeding can occur from many causes, but in instances where an emergency response may be delayed, such as an active shooter event or explosion, victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. However, anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do.
Stop the Bleed courses are similar to how the general public learns to perform CPR and First Aid. During the session, attendees are taught basic training in bleeding control principles so that they are able to provide first aid while awaiting EMS arrival to take over the care of the injured person. There are a number of methods that can be used to stop bleeding and they all have one thing in common—compressing a bleeding blood vessel in order to stop the bleed. Techniques include the use of hands, cloth dressings and tourniquets.
Popcorn will be served and feel free to bring your own lunch.
Parking will be validated; please bring in your parking slip.
Dianna Grimm-Mapp, program director for Trauma Services at UTMB, regularly offers Stop the Bleed courses in the region. Among many examples, she has facilitated courses for the independent school districts of Galveston, Texas City, Santa Fe, Dickinson and Friendswood.
For more information on this session, please contact Kenneth Macpherson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (832) 505-7560.
To join via Skype, visit https://meet.utmb.edu/ksmacphe/1LFKHTCG or call (409) 266-2120 and enter: 482305#
You can save a life with proper Stop the Bleed training! If you or someone you know would like to bring Stop the Bleed training to your department, a place of employment, church, community event, school, Boy/Girl Scout meeting or you are interested in seeking training for yourself, please send an email to STPTHBLD@utmb.edu. A UTMB representative will contact you with additional information.
For more information on Stop the Bleed, visit www.bleedingcontrol.org. BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus. It contains diagrams, news, videos and other resources contributed by a variety of private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to a serious bleeding event.