Stop The Bleed Training
Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.
On February 11, Healthy Charlotte Alliance members and guests participated in an engaging and informative hands-on Stop The Bleed training with Dr. Cynthia Lauer, Lori Gottlieb, RN, and Dr. Christina Riojas with Atrium Health. Participants learned before you offer any help, to first ensure your own safety. Then, proceed with the ABC’s of bleeding…
A – Alert. Call 911 or tell someone else to call 911.
B – Bleeding. Find the source of bleeding by opening clothing over the wound so you can clearly see it.
C – Compress. Apply pressure to stop the bleeding by covering the wound with a clean cloth and pushing directly on it with both hands, OR use a tourniquet.