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Stop The Bleed Class
March 18, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible, but bystanders are almost always there first. In the case of disaster and high casualty incidents, emergency services are often spread thin.
Stop the Bleed!
Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple casualty events, like mass shootings, terrorist attacks and earthquakes. Significant external bleeding can also result from everyday events such as a motorcycle crash, or industrial accident. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving. That’s why we’re teaming up with Harborview Medical Center, the American College of Surgeons Washington State Committee on Trauma, and Seattle and King County EMS to ensure that:
- Bystanders have skills and knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control to victims at the scene of an event.
- Bleeding control supplies are located in all public gathering locations next to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
- Bleeding control education is incorporated into our schools and workplace.
- People know what to do in an active shooter situation