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2016 News Updates

December 2016

Health First Provides “Stop the Bleed” Training to Melbourne Firefighters
SpaceCoast Living, December 22, 2016

“Recently, Melbourne’s firefighters underwent eight hours of training provided by Health First trauma providers. The training was inspired in part by the national ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign, which teaches individuals the tools necessary to save lives in a trauma crisis.  Health First and the City of Melbourne’s first responders fine-tuned this training and made it a priority. Recent tragedies – such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 lives were lost – demonstrate the need for such training and that every second counts.”

Tourniquet used on injured Dayton officer, “instrumental in saving his life”
WDTN, December 20, 2016

“Dr. Paul demonstrated how quickly the tourniquet that first responders use can wrap around a limb and be tightened to stop a trauma victim from bleeding out but other common items can be used in emergency situations.”

Inspired by July ambush, community group donates trauma kits to DPD
WFAA-TV, December 17, 2016

“Initially, [Carol] Archer raised money for cases for so that officers could carry tourniquets with them. On the night of the ambush, officers found themselves pinned down by gunfire and couldn’t get to their tourniquets.

But Archer realized that wasn’t enough.”

Homemade tourniquet, quick thinking help cops save gunshot victim
Chicago Sun Times, December 13, 2016

“Another bystander pulled a stick from a house plant and Watson used it to tighten the tourniquet while Moreno calmed down the crowd of residents that had begun to gather. The officers then took turns applying pressure to the wound until emergency services reached the scene and transported the victim to Mount Sinai Hospital.”

‘Stop the Bleed’ Campaign Focuses on Saving Lives With Simple Techniques

General Surgery News, December 12, 2016

“The ACS is encouraging surgeons from all surgical specialties to take the Bleeding Control (B-Con) course, part of the Stop the Bleed campaign designed to enhance survival after active shooter and intentional mass casualty events.

The B-Con course was developed to provide civilians and professional first responders with the skills to recognize and control active hemorrhage. But the course is useful, too, for surgeons, other physicians, nurses and additional health care providers who are encouraged to become instructors in turn.”

Ordinary Citizens Being Trained to Treat Bullet Wounds During Mass Shootings
Fox News Insider, December 9, 2016

“A new federal training program aims to teach ordinary citizens, like teachers and custodians, what to do to save lives in a potential mass shooting or terrorist attack.

The goal of the ‘Stop the Bleed’ initiative is to make sure wounded victims do not die due to blood loss while they wait for emergency responders.

Training teaches bystanders to stop bleeding
Orlando Sentinel, December 7, 2016

“‘If you can keep the blood inside the body and get the patient to the hospital, the patient is very likely to survive,’ said Dr. Lenworth Jacobs, vice president of academic affairs at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and chairman of Hartford Consensus, a series of recommendations produced by an multi-agency committee formed after the Sandy Hook tragedy.”

How the University of Georgia Embraces ‘Stop the Bleed’
Campus Safety, December 7, 2016

“In 2013, the White House introduced the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign to encourage bystanders to assist with lifesaving bleeding control procedures in their communities. Specifically, the national campaign encourages an increased awareness of straightforward and easily-taught first aid strategies, already in use by the military and many first responder agencies. It also calls for having bleeding control equipment readily accessible for the public.

The University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens, Ga., recognized the importance of enhanced first responder training in conjunction with bystander intervention, and has embraced the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign on many levels.”

November 2016

TTUHSC El Paso Preps for Mass Casualty Event, Offers Bleeding Control Class
El Paso Herald-Post, November 30, 2016

“With active shooter and mass casualty events on the rise in the U.S., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is offering a bleeding control course for local health professionals and the general public.

Uncontrolled bleeding, whether brought on by a gunshot wound or another disaster, can prove fatal within minutes. The Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course hosted by TTUHSC El Paso will teach bystanders how to react quickly and keep the injured alive by applying pressure and a tourniquet to a wound.”

Bleeding kits to help first responders save lives
Monroe Journal, November 26, 2016

“Eleven officers from the Amory police and fire departments and Monroe County Sheriff’s Office attended a workshop last week at City Hall to receive training for their newly issued bleeding control kits.”

Bleeding Control Courses Scheduled in Amsterdam
November 22, 2016

Bleeding Control for the Injured courses are scheduled for Amsterdam, Netherlands by an expert international faculty

Trauma symposium leads training on tourniquets
Gainesville Times, November 12, 2016

“After Northeast Georgia Medical Center became a Level II trauma center in 2013, the committee of hospital officials, EMS and other health care providers started working to develop a region-wide trauma plan, Black said.

Roughly 200 people were trained in the committee’s first big push in the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign, wishing to show people how to provide pressure before medical professionals arrive.”

Paramedics train, educate Pa. teachers on bleeding control
EMS1, November 9, 2016

“The Stop the Bleed program is coordinated through the Copeland Regional Trauma Council, named for a late UPMC trauma surgeon. The aim is to teach non-medical professionals how to stop traumatic bleeding, thus increasing a victim's chances of making it to a hospital alive.”

“Stop the Bleed” initiative can save lives
WSPA, November 2, 2016

“‘Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death in trauma,’ said Dr. Scott Sasser, Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Greenville Health System. He was on the National Security Council Staff convened work group that helped develop the initiative to ‘Stop the Bleed.’”