NYCSHP Stop the Bleed Program

Stop the Bleed Program
The Stop the Bleed Campaign was created by the American College of Surgeons in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook. Victims of shootings, explosions, and other disasters can quickly die from uncontrolled bleeding, within 5-10 minutes. The Stop the Bleed campaign aims to teach people with no medical background the basic skills to stop life threatening bleeding until first responders arrive, potentially saving lives. Participants are taught basic bleeding control techniques including tourniquet applications, direct pressure, and wound packing. Interactive, hands-on training is offered with lifelike, bleeding limbs
President, Dr. Karen Berger, provided members with the opportunity to learn different methods to help identify major bleeds and intervene to help stop the bleed. The program took place at Weill Cornell Medical Center where members received a presentation of scenarios and tools as well as hands on training in their Skills Acquisition and Innovation Laboratory (SAIL)
Synopsis and photos by Karen Berger and Jamie Chin

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