By Agrippina Fadel
According to the Stop the Bleed Coalition, approximately 40 percent of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences.
Knowing what to do when dealing with deep wounds can truly save someone’s life: it takes a person 3 to 5 minutes on average to bleed out, while the average first responders’ arrival time is 7 to 10 minutes.
In recognition of the National STOP THE BLEED day, Coral Springs Police and Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department host a training course on stopping traumatic bleeding.
The training sessions teach how to recognize life-threatening bleeding, apply effective pressure, use a tourniquet and pack a wound. The attendees receive a certificate of completion for the Stop the Bleed program and the knowledge and confidence to help themselves and others in need when a bleeding emergency happens.
Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. It is a public and private partnership led by the Department of Defense and other stakeholders.
Due to the technical requirements of the hands-on portion and the training’s subject matter, the minimum age to register is ten.
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