‘Stop the Bleed’ Event in Coral Springs Teaches Residents How to Save Lives

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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 Stop the Bleed event is held in Coral Springs or Parkland on Thursday, May 19from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is available in English and Spanish. The course is free but requires registration.

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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Agrippina Fadel

Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master’s in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at Draftsy.net. She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.

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