The headlines are alltoo common.
Mass casualty accidents, school shootings, terrorism and more.
Did you know that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma?
St. Luke’s Stop the Bleed efforts are part of a national trauma initiative to train first responders and the public on how to control bleeding in the event of an accident or injury and to improve the injured patient’s chance of survival.
St. Luke’s Stop the Bleed Initiative aims to provide free trauma and bleeding prevention education to first responders, including police departments, schools and community organizations such as PTAs, Boy/Girl Scouts, civic groups and other non-profits. In addition, St. Luke’s is proud to partner with our community in an effort to provide Stop the Bleed control kits designed for use in the event of a bleeding emergency. Equipped with items including tourniquets and bleeding control dressings, our St. Luke’s Stop the Bleed control kits serve as an important companion to standard first aid kits and AEDs and contain all of the necessary supplies and resources needed to respond to and treat bleeding emergencies that may result from traumatic injuries.