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Stop the Bleed: Training Sessions on Traumatic Injuries

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)

Dear Colleague:

As Chair of the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, I invite you and your staff to participate in an upcoming training session on traumatic injuries.


Monday, June 18, 2018

2103 Rayburn House Office Buildings

Each year, more than 180,000 people die from traumatic injuries sustained as a result of events including gun violence, vehicle crashes, falls, industrial and farm accidents, and natural disasters. The most common preventable cause of these deaths is hemorrhage
in the minutes before trained first responders arrive. Other than calling 911, bystanders often think there is little they can do to assist with severe bleeding injuries. However, the “Stop the Bleed” program provides individuals with the education and training
they need to stop blood loss and help save a life.

Much like CPR teaches bystanders to assist people in cardiac arrest, a brief “Stop the Bleed” class can instruct members of the public how control bleeding using tools and techniques that were born on the battlefields of Vietnam and validated in the conflicts
in Iraq and Afghanistan. By using your hands to apply pressure to a wound, civilians can become immediate responders in a traumatic event and potentially save a life.

Stop the Bleed, developed by the Hartford Consensus to Enhance Survival in Intentional Mass Casualty Events, has strong support and input from the American College of Surgeons.

We have a limited number of slots at 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, and 11:30.  You must sign up for a training in advance by emailing jennifer.goedke@mail.house.gov. Once the slots are filled, we will close registration. 




Gun Violence Prevention Task Force