Stop The Bleed!
Southern Arizona residents now have 45 more trained and certified immediate responders among their ranks! Saturday, March 31st was designated National Stop the Bleed Day, and community members came together at the Pima County Abrams Public Health Center, were trained by the Southern Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition and completed the necessary educational requirements to obtain American College of Surgeon’s Bleeding Control Certification.
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 women and men now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!