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Stop the Bleed

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Save A Life By Learning The ABC’s of Bleeding Control

Did you know, trauma is the leading cause of death of Americans under age 40? Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.

As part of a commitment to educate citizens about important safety situations and precautions, AMR has adopted the national Stop the Bleed campaign and has committed resources to training local citizens about measures that can save lives during traumatic incidents. During EMS Week 2018, AMR partnered with ACEP and IAFC to train nearly 20,000 people on how to Stop the Bleed.

Stop the Bleed is an awareness campaign, intended to educate, empower and equip bystanders to take simple steps during a traumatic event or injury that may help save a life before help arrives. It is a grassroots campaign, which means there are no mandates, rules (and no funding) for agencies or others.