The Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC), hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) from across the area are coming together May 18, 2019, to provide public Stop the Bleed (STB) training. The National Stop the Bleed Month 2019 event (#NSTBM19) connects potential students with instructors for free STB training. The public can register for the free training at //2019stopthebleedhouston.eventbrite.com.
Who: SETRAC Stop the Bleed Committee
What: Stop the Bleed Training – Bleeding Control (B-CON) supporting #NSTBM19
When: May 18, 2019
Where: Multiple sites throughout the Southeast Texas Region
8:00 a.m. - DPS Region 2 Headquarters – 12230 West Rd., Jersey Village, TX 77065
10:30 a.m. - DPS Headquarters – 12230 West Rd., Jersey Village, TX 77065
10:00 a.m. - Community Volunteer Fire Department – 16003 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77083
1:00 p.m. - Community Volunteer Fire Department – 16003 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77083
2:00 p.m. - University of Houston Sugar Land Camus – 14000 University Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77479
The media is invited to attend.Interview and photo opportunities available.
Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; therefore, it is important to quickly stop the loss of blood. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age 46.
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