American College of Surgeons and Southern Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition Training to Save Lives!
On Saturday, September 22nd, 50 medical professionals from the Arizona Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) came together at the El Conquistador Hotel and Resort and were trained by the Southern Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition. These exceptional men and women completed the necessary educational requirements to obtain ACS’s Bleeding Control Certification.
Everyone needs 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 immediate 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 healthcare providers now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!