March 31 is National Stop the Bleed Day.
The main goal of this nationwide campaign is to highlight the importance of Stop The Bleed training and to help those interested find a course in their area. The group leading this effort has asked us to solicit participation from ALL instructors to increase the number of locations offering the Bleeding Control Basics course. I would like to encourage all B-Con instructors to help make this life-saving course available in your region on or around March 31.
The event information directs the public to bleedingcontrol.org to find a course in their area. Please be sure to list your course on the website so people can find it and thank you in advance for helping to make National Stop the Bleed Day a success.
Thank you all for your ongoing support of the Stop The Bleed initiative.
Mark Gestring, MD, FACS
Chair, EMS Committee
American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma