In response to increased gun violence and mass casualty events in the country,
the White House and the Department of Homeland Security created ‘Stop
the Bleed,’ a national campaign to help improve survival from life-threatening bleeding.
‘Stop the Bleed’ is an awareness campaign to empower individuals
to act quickly and save lives. It is also a call-to-action. No matter
how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders
will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from
blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop
the blood loss. ‘Stop the Bleed’ is intended to cultivate
grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped
and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency, before professional help arrives.
Thanks to a $1,000 grant from Wal-Mart, Mile Bluff was able to purchase
a ‘Stop the Bleed’ training kit. With the kit, Mile Bluff
will be able to train hospital staff members, high school students, community
members and groups.
‘Stop the Bleed’ continues to empower the general public to
make a difference in a life-threatening emergency, by teaching them the
basic techniques of bleeding control.
If you would like more information about ‘Stop the Bleed’ training,
call 608-847-6161, and ask for the Education Department.