Stop the Bleed

The Greater Baltimore Committee is partnering with the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore to make Stop the Bleed training available to businesses in Greater Baltimore.

The training provides the basics of how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it. Stop the Bleed training is similar to the general public learning CPR as it provides a way for non-medical personnel to learn proper bleeding control techniques and potentially save lives.

Nineteen members of the Greater Baltimore Committee’s staff have participated in a Stop the Bleed training, conducted by doctors and nurses from the University of Maryland Medical Center’s R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.

GBC staff during Stop the Bleed training.

The GBC staff learned the basics of how to control bleeding to help to save a life, including how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and ways to stop it. Staff members learned the ABCs of bleeding: (A – alert) call 911; (B – bleeding) find the bleeding injury; and (C – compress) apply pressure to stop the bleeding by covering the wound with a clean cloth. The Shock Trauma staff also instructed GBC staff about how to cover a wound with a clean cloth and apply pressure by pushing directory on it with both hands, how to use a tourniquet and how to pack the wound with gauze or a clean cloth.

Interested in learning more about organizing a training for your office? Complete this form or contact Teresa Milio Birge, Senior Policy Analyst and Special Assistant at the Greater Baltimore Committee, at 410-727-2820.

For more information about the training, visit the Stop the Bleed campaign information page of the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center or bleedingcontrol.org.

Stop the Bleed is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus.

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