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When Trauma Occurs, You Can ‘Stop the Bleed’
Posted on: 12/20/2017

Train derailments, mass shootings, and other mass casualty events are in the news – but would you know what to do if you witnessed such an event firsthand? Is your community prepared?

Once 911 is called and personal safety is ensured, it's time to Stop the Bleed.

A partnership led by the American College of Surgeons is seeking to get the word out to physicians and the general public about how to provide first aid for trauma victims. Stopping blood loss can mean the difference between life and death in the critical minutes before first responders arrive on-scene.

This partnership offers a suite of resources for physicians and patients at www.bleedingcontrol.org. Physicians have the ability to serve as ambassadors in your communities, encouraging training and education – so familiarize yourself with the simple steps to control bleeding, and print a poster for your office to help your patients do so as well.  You never know when this knowledge could save a life.

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