Stop bleeding training can be used by community to help during accidents
EVENT: In participation of the White House Initiative “Stop the Bleed” campaign, The Trauma Association of South Carolina (TASC) will be providing a Stop the Bleed training during the 20th annual Southeastern Trauma Symposium. Palmetto Health Trauma surgeons will participate with hospitals from across the state in providing the “Stop the Bleed” training at the conference.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 19
TIME: 3:15-4 p.m.
WHERE: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia
FACTS: Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and man-made disasters and from everyday accidents. If this bleeding is severe, it can kill within minutes, potentially before trained responders can arrive. Providing bystanders with basic tools and information on the simple steps they can take in an emergency to stop life threatening bleeding can save lives. Research has shown that bystanders, with little or no medical training, can become heroic lifesavers.