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Wear The Gown: National Stop The Bleed Day is May 19th

With a extreme damage an individual can bleed to loss of life inside 5 minutes.

SAN ANTONIO — May 19th is National Stop The Bleed Day. It is a day to deliver consciousness and educate individuals the way to stop loss of life from traumatic bleeding. If anyone has an damage that causes extreme bleeding that particular person can bleed to loss of life in lower than 5 minutes. That is why figuring out this life-saving data is so essential. 

“The purpose of the Stop the Bleed program is to make that person who might be a bystander, turn them into an immediate responder to control a life threatening bleeding until emergency response arrives,” mentioned TaTaka Perry-Johnson who is the Trauma Program Educator at University Health. She is consistently instructing individuals, younger, and previous, the way to cease the bleed by way of lessons at University Hospital. Perry-Johnson added, “We do teach the ABCs of bleeding control during the class. And it’s the same thing. We want you to have the knowledge, have the skills and the tools, but hopefully you won’t have to use it.”  

When speaking concerning the ABCs of bleeding, ‘A’ stands for Alert. Notice the bleed and name 911. Perry-Johnson mentioned, “Make sure that emergency responders are going to be on the scene to help you out and then you’re going to want to identify where that bleeding is coming from.”  

‘B’ stands for Bleeding. That’s once you determine life-threatening bleeding to know what it appears to be like like. Perry-Johnson informed us, “You just want to see what life threatening bleeding look like. Is there a pooling of blood? Is there squirting of blood or their clothes soaked?”  

And ‘C’ is compression, by way of using direct strain, wound packing or a tourniquet. Even by way of use of clothes. Perry-Johnson added, “Take this gauze and we’re going to pack it. In fact, they will show you see, and you want to make sure you get every angle of that injury, that wound that’s in there.” 

University Health is holding free Stop The Bleed lessons on May 19th, at 8am, 1pm, 3pm, and 4pm, on the TxDOT District Offices, 4615 NW Loop 410. They will likely be held in constructing 2, classroom 1. Tourniquets and wound packing kits will likely be given out to all members. 

You can take a look at the National Stop the Bleed web site at There is a number of data and native contacts for anybody outdoors of the Bexar County space.

The University Health Stop the Bleed web page might be seen right here: It contains dates for digital coaching sooner or later. 

For anybody who needs to enroll to attend the in-person Stop the Bleed coaching tomorrow, May 19th, on National Stop the Bleed Day, take a look at that web site right here:

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