Let’s talk about the importance of accessible hemorrhage control

Did you know that uncontrolled bleeding was the leading cause of potentially preventable death among trauma patients? Or that it only takes five minutes for a person to die from traumatic blood loss? How about that 60,000 Americans die from blood loss each year?

Kiosk Industry provides that traumatic injuries can happen anywhere, and considering that it takes an average of eight minutes for emergency medical services to arrive (14 minutes in rural areas), the difference between a saved life and a tragic death can hinge on bystanders and their access to the supplies they need to provide first aid.

I Can Save a Life, Inc. and STOP THE BLEED® are here to help

I Can Save a Life, Inc. is a non-profit organization that empowers communities with lifesaving skills through on-site training events, enabling individuals to save lives and make a difference in a matter of seconds.

EMS shares that STOP THE BLEED® is a national awareness campaign that was launched in October of 2015 by the Obama administration to combat the growing number of mass casualty events in the United States. STOP THE BLEED® is a call to action intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Today, more than 1.5 million people have been trained to STOP THE BLEED® and that’s just a start. The national goal is to train 200 million people.

I Can Save a Life, Inc. has joined the STOP THE BLEED® campaign to help make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. I Can Save a Life travels to colleges, malls, stadiums, casinos and corporate locations throughout the country to raise awareness and teach people about the three quick actions needed to control serious bleeding: pressure, packing and tourniquet application.

The STOP THE BLEED® course, used by I Can Save A Life, is coordinated and endorsed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) and the U.S. Department of Defense. The course consists of a short overview on the “ABCs of Bleeding Control” followed by hands-on-training by certified instructors. Each training session is about 75 minutes. This simple course will empower people to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life. Once complete, individuals will receive a certificate and will be registered by STOP THE BLEED®.

Recap of National STOP THE BLEED® month training event

On May 18th, during national STOP THE BLEED® month, I Can Save a Life was at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford New Jersey. The team provided training with Hackensack Meridian Health instructors to the American Dream event staff and employees.

“The safety of our guests and team members is the top priority at American Dream, and we understand that accidents can happen at any time. We were thrilled to partner with I Can Save a Life, Inc and have their instructors teach our team members the necessary lifesaving skills to help prevent a critical incident from turning tragic.  Our team is now better prepared to respond, whether an incident occurs at work or at home.” –  Anthony Scamardella, Director of Security at American Dream.

Looking ahead

I Can Save A Life is currently booked for 23 events and looking to fill its calendar throughout 2022 and 2023.

Please contact training@icansavealife.org if your group is interested in receiving STOP THE BLEED® certification or donate@icansavealife.org to sponsor and help fund our events.

I Can Save a Life is run by dedicated professionals with an array of distinguished backgrounds.

To follow I Can Save A Life events please visit them on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/company/i-can-save-a-life-org

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