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Free Stop the Bleed Training

Carteret Health Care is offering Stop the Bleed training to interested groups. Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to encourage bystanders to be equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. It is part of a partnership campaign from the Department of Defense based on lessons learned during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventative deaths. Approximately 70% of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences, establishing hemorrhage as the most common cause of preventable death in trauma.

It has been determined that a high percentage of the people who are hurt and bleeding from such things as a car accident, gunshot, or shark bite would live, if only bystanders used Stop the Bleed techniques to control or stop bleeding in the first five minutes. This is especially important in our coastal community with many waterways and beaches and long narrow roads which can be challenging to reach quickly.

National statistics show that the average time for first responders to arrive is 7 to 10 minutes. The average bleed out time is 3 to 5 minutes.

Carteret Health Care’s Emergency Department is offering this free training to interested community groups, churches or other organizations. Our instructors are certified to provide these life-saving techniques.

Please contact Community Relations at 252-499-6336 or for more information or to schedule a Stop the Bleed training.