Stop the Bleed: Save lives

 

Stop the Bleed Training Sessions
Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 8:30-10 a.m. and 3-4:30 p.m.
Registration for these sessions is online

Union, Saltair Room

In these trainings you’ll learn how to:

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. And that’s what the University of Utah wants everyone on campus to do this month: practice.

With May being Injury Prevention Month, the trauma program at University of Utah Health and the Department of Public Safety’s Emergency Management Services is holding two Stop the Bleed trainings to help you know what to do to help stop uncontrolled bleeding due to accidental or intentional trauma.

“We recognize that the first people on scene of most incidents don’t have a clinical background,” said Zach Robinson, trauma outreach and injury prevention coordinator for U of U Health. “And since someone who’s been severely injured can bleed to death in a matter of minutes, we wanted to provide the tools needed to help.”

If you can’t attend the May 16 training sessions, visit dps.utah.edu/stopthebleed to watch a training video and find more information on aiding the injured in an emergency situation.

Stop the Bleed Kits are located with the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).

Groups on and off campus, including families, can also request individual group trainings by going here.

You’ll also find Stop the Bleed kits in buildings across campus, located with the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs). Familiarize yourself with your building’s AED.

These kits can have tools to assist you during an emergency to help stop uncontrolled bleeding—which according to the Hartford Consensus is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.

“We want those on our campus to be prepared, to feel safe and empowered to get involved in helping a student, staff member, professor or teacher,” said Robinson. “The tools are there and it’s on us to train and educate people.”

All the AED kits on campus have a how-to guide to use during a trauma emergency, but these Stop the Bleed trainings allow people to handle the items inside the kits and become familiar with how to use the tools before an incident happens. It may just save a life.