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Turning Bystanders into First Responders

The New Yorker recently published a long feature about Stop the Bleed and the rise in Intentional/Mass Casualty Events. The piece, by Paige Williams, contained previously unpublished accounts of the mass shooting at Tree of Life, a synagogue in Pittsburgh, and a mass stabbing at a high school. Here is an excerpt, with the author's permission, followed by a link to the full piece. "Under the Gun," which appeared in the magazine's April 8, 2019, issue.

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May 2019

Stop the Bleed: Learning how to stop life-threatening bleeding needed now more than ever
Hickory Daily Record, May 19, 2019

"Everyday people learning how to Stop the Bleed is important. We never know when we might find ourselves in a situation where someone is critically injured, whether that be at a car accident scene or during an active shooter situation."

'Stop The Bleed' Campaign Aims To Help Assist Shooting Victims (VIDEO)
CBS Los Angeles, May 15, 2019

“A Huntington Beach mom who was caught in the Vegas shooting is now working to educate others on how to help victims.”

This class teaches people to act as first responders in a mass shooting
CNN, May 12, 2019

"Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, the chairman of the group that conceived the Stop the Bleed initiative in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, emphasized the simplicity of the class and what it teaches.

According to Jacobs, there are 'significant spikes in interest' for the classes after mass shootings such as those in Las Vegas, Orlando and Parkland, Florida. Since the launch of the initiative, nearly 800,000 have been trained by Stop the Bleed, he said, and he hopes a million will have taken the class by year's end."

Doc Talk: May is 'Stop the Bleed' Awareness Month
ABC30, May 8, 2019

"Blood can be a scary sight but how you handle it before first responders arrive could be the difference between life and death.

Trauma Coordinator, Carlos Flores from Valley Children's Hospital talks about a program in the Valley that's saving lives by teaching people how to 'Stop the Bleed.'"

April 2019

May is our nation’s first ever National Stop the Bleed Month
American College of Surgeons, April 30, 2019

"May is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Month, featuring training courses around the country to teach bleeding control techniques to the general public and empower them with the skills and knowledge to assist severely bleeding persons. During this month, an additional focus will be directed to May 23, which is the nation’s second annual National Stop the Bleed Day."

Homemade kits with tourniquets make gunshot first aid more available
Reuters, April 25, 2019

"Stop the Bleed training is 'the CPR of the 21st century,' Andrade said. 'It’s trauma first aid. It’s everything you need to know to stop life-threatening bleeding. With it, anyone can save a life.'"

Twenty Years After Columbine
New Yorker, April 19, 2019

"In April, 2013, several months after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the American College of Surgeons created a task force with a decidedly unwieldy name: the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter Events. Drawing on lessons from battlefield trauma, the group produced a set of recommendations designed to improve survival rates which included enlisting bystanders as first responders and educating teachers and others on how to use tourniquets."

Stop the Bleed classes offered in Craig, Moffat County to educate on emergency care
Craig Press, April 14, 2019

"'We would love to get more Stop the Bleed classes set up in the community,' O’Toole said. 'Groups we would like to teach the class to include 4-H groups, CDOT and WYDOT employees, city employees, outdoor groups, hunters of all ages, miners, Boy and Girl Scouts, search and rescue, firefighters, school employees, and any other people throughout the community.'"

Turning Bystanders Into First Responders
New Yorker, April 8, 2019

"Jacobs was a regent of the American College of Surgeons, an organization with some eighty thousand members worldwide. At an A.C.S. meeting soon after Sandy Hook, he urged his colleagues to focus on mitigating losses in Intentional Mass Casualty Events. 'Obviously, prevention is the way to go,' he said. 'But, once something has happened, how can we increase survival?'"

March 2019

Student Veterans’ Association hosts Stop the Bleed campaign
The Criterion, March 23, 2019

"'In a trauma, the number one preventable cause of death is [exsanguination], or bleeding out,' Keating said. In a situation with excessive bleeding, the injured party could die in five minutes or less, depending on heart rate and other factors."

Thedacare Supports Stop the Bleed Training Throughout Waushara County
Waushara Argus, March 13, 2019

"'The initiative is designed to help non-medically trained people recognize life-threatening bleeding and then provide helpful interventions,' said Kristen Jones, radiology technologist and emergency preparedness lead for the Wild Rose Team."

Iowa County Distributes Stop the Bleed Kits to Schools
Campus Security & Life Safety, March 11, 2019

"Every school in Jasper County, Iowa, will be receiving a Stop the Bleed Kit, which will contain materials to help people who’ve been hurt. The effort to get the kits into schools has been in the works for about six to eight months."

‘STOP THE BLEED’: THE SIMPLE ART OF SAVING LIVES
Army ALT Magazine, March 6, 2019

"Indeed, 'Stop the Bleed' is the reason Davis now straddles foreign combat zones and the U.S. home front as part of his daily duties. For him, the connection—and cooperation—between the two worlds has never been more clear. The campaign, which operates as an unfunded mandate and thus without any spending authority, has grown dramatically via a grassroots marketing effort grounded primarily in simple, word-of-mouth outreach."

A training called Stop the Bleed helps civilians learn basic response techniques to help handle emergency hemorrhages. Here's how one instructor is bringing it to the suburbs.
Daily Herald, March 1, 2019

"Klavohn is one of nearly 38,000 instructors in the Stop the Bleed program nationwide. The program started after the 2012 school shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut to give civilians basic bleeding control skills so they can help until paramedics arrive. It's now run as an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus."

February 2019

This Is How America Tries To Protect Students From Mass Shooters

BuzzFeed News, February 23, 2019

"The kits, developed by the Department of Defense and the American College of Surgeons, contain tourniquets, dressings to enhance blood clotting, and compression bandages. Alhadeff believes the kits should be standard in public buildings, like heart defibrillators."

Emergency kits coming to area classrooms
Akron Beacon Journal, February 18, 2019

"Last week, on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, Streetsboro School District officials revealed plans to place emergency Stop the Bleed buckets filled with tourniquets, gauze and other first-aid supplies in every classroom and office."

Harborview physician brings together medicine and martial arts
The Daily, February 11, 2019

"The knee mount maneuver involves placing the shin across the abdomen of a supine opponent and using the other leg to provide stability and balance. The maneuver allows the practitioner to exert his or her body weight force above the sight of bleeding, slowing down blood transport to the wound. White believes this maneuver could be very helpful on the field before paramedics arrive, and it easy enough for a lay person to learn."

More Nevadans Are Learning To Treat Gunshot Wounds
KUNR, February 4, 2019

"A few months later, the American College of Surgeons—a group of more than 80,000 surgeons worldwide—formed the Hartford Consensus under the guidance of Jacobs. Their work led to the creation of Stop the Bleed, which has adapted military protocols for treating injuries."

Teachers taught blood control techniques in case of shooting
MLive, February 2, 2019

"The only thing more tragic than a death is one that could have been prevented.

That’s the message behind Stop the Bleed, a program inspired by the Sandy Hook school shooting that teaches blood control techniques in case of an emergency."

January 2019

House supports Frye's 'Stop the Bleed' legislation
Greensburg Daily News, January 26, 2019

"The House of Representatives voted in support of State Rep. Randy Frye’s (R-Greensburg) legislation that would place life-saving kits in Indiana public schools.

'In the rare case of an emergency, ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits would be available in schools so school employees can react quickly and help injured students, teachers or other school visitors,' Frye said. 'These kits can be used for a variety of emergency situations ranging from a common playground accident to an active shooter event.'"

Newsmakers: How you can ‘Stop the Bleed’ in life-threatening emergencies
East Idaho News, January 20, 2019

"Idaho Falls School District 91 has teamed up with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center to conduct Stop The Bleed training in all its schools.

The Stop the Bleed program helps save lives by raising awareness about basic actions anyone can do to stop life-threatening bleeding after everyday accidents, emergencies or natural disasters. It is part of a national awareness campaign and call-to-action initiated by a federal interagency workgroup and supported by the American College of Surgeons."

Global Citizens fellow aspires to improve health care discrepancies in Thailand
Daily Bruin, January 14, 2019

"While Stop the Bleed was created in response to mass shootings in the United States, Gillette applied the techniques to accidents that local populations in Thailand might experience, working with both Thai communities and Burmese refugees to teach in the clinic and expand the lessons to local schools."

Bystanders in Reston learn how to "Stop the Bleed"
WDVM 25, January 4, 2019

“A program at Reston Hospital Center that encourages bystanders to become trained and empowered to decrease that number by providing immediate care. With tourniquets and gauze the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign turns Northern Virginia bystanders into lifesavers teaching them bleeding control techniques step by step.”