Southern AZ Med Start Students Learn to Stop the Bleed

Southern Arizona now has 42 more trained immediate responders among our ranks! On Friday, June 29th, these dedicated young women and men completed the necessary educational requirements to obtain American College of Surgeon’s Bleeding Control Certification as part of their Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) Medical Training.

Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders can take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths may occur.

Although no single set of skills or response can fit all injury, trauma, or active violence situations, making sure everyone knows his or her options and can react decisively will save valuable time and lives. As members of our extended community family, these exceptional young women and men now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life! We want to extend a special thank you to the University of Arizona College of Public Health and SEAHEC for hosting this event.

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