This is a White House initiative under former President Obama, it was started after the
Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. Anyone at the scene can act as immediate responder
and save lives if they know what to do. This can happen anywhere, at home at work on the practice field. It does not have to be from a massive shooting incident.
Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets. Victims can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within five to 10 minutes. The top cause of preventable death in trauma is uncontrolled bleeding. 20% of people who have died could have survived with quick bleeding control.
The program at Tampa General Hospital teaches the lay person how to recognize uncontrolled bleeding, apply a tourniquet and apply direct pressure on a bleeding wound to stop uncontrolled bleeding until medical help can arrive.
National Stop the Bleed Day
Stop the Bleed (B-Con) Training Classes
Tampa General Community Health Education Center at 2106 S. Lois Ave
• April 2018
Thursday, April 12th 10am-11am Thursday, April 26th 5:30pm-6:30pm
• May 2018
Thursday, May 10th 10am-11am
Thursday, May 24th 5:30pm-6:30pm
• June 2018
Thursday, June 8th 10am-11am
Thursday, June 28th 5:30pm-6:30pm