Stop the Bleed. Save a Life.
The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. Approximately 20 percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control.
Extensive bleeding can cause a drop in blood pressure and decreased organ blood flow, which could lead to shock and death. Life-threatening bleeding symptoms include:
- Pale, cool and clammy skin
- Fast heart rate
Everyone should be able to take the appropriate steps to control bleeding until help arrives:
1.Apply immediate, direct pressure to the wound with both hands and with any available clean material
2.Elevate the wound above the individual's heart
3.Continue to hold pressure until bleeding is controlled or help arrives
4.Apply a tourniquet (for arms and legs)
Call (260) 435-7227(260) 435-7227 for more information or to schedule an individual or group training session.