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Red Cross Launches First Aid for Severe Trauma Course Free to Students

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The American Red Cross released a new course, First Aid for Severe Trauma™ (FAST™).
This image taken from video shows people lined up at the Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Company.

Fast-Acting Co-Workers, Medics, Surgeons Save CT Man from ‘Widow-Maker’ Wound

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Adam Ritchotte is lucky to be alive after a butcher shop accident nearly cost him his life.
The photo shows a multi-colored hand for the STOP THE BLEED program with the phrase "Raise your hand for #stopthebleed

May 20 Is National STOP THE BLEED® Day

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Today, on National STOP THE BLEED® Day, we’re reminded how important it is for others to be trained in this lifesaving skill.
The rise of prehospital tourniquet use has improved injured patients’ survival and decreased the need for blood transfusions.

Increased Tourniquet Use Saved Lives in Los Angeles County (CA)

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The rise of prehospital tourniquet use has improved injured patients’ survival and decreased the need for blood transfusions, according to a new study.

Exciting News from the National STOP THE BLEED® Day Project

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National STOP THE BLEED® Day is a call to action designed to provide everyone with easy access to resources to get trained and get equipment.

Bleeding Management of the Severely Injured

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The authors believe this has relevant patient management implications which are not discussed in emergency medicine literature or training.
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911 Call: Sarasota (FL) Shark Bite Victim was ‘Bleeding to Death’

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The dispatcher explained to the caller and another person present how to stop the bleeding until paramedics arrived.

Fort Worth (TX) Officers Recieve Lifesaver Awards

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Three Fort Worth (TX) Police Officers were presented with Lifesaver Awards on Wednesday for their actions in saving the lives of two shooting victims last month. The MedStar crews who were part of the response...

UC Health’s ‘Stop the Bleed’ Program Trains Record Number in 2019

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UC Health trained a record number of community members – 4,685 people – in lifesaving "Stop the Bleed" techniques during 2019 with the help of dozens of community police, fire and EMS agencies and other partners.