The general public wants to learn bleeding control techniques.
Many civilians have expressed interest in taking a bleeding control training course that would empower them to immediately assist victims of active shooter and other intentional mass casualty events at the point of wounding, according to results of a new national poll published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Furthermore, the vast majority of civilians support training and equipping police officers to perform severe bleeding control on victims as soon as possible rather than wait for emergency medical services (EMS) personnel to arrive on the scene. There’s also strong public support for putting bleeding control kits in public places where large crowds gather, similar to the way that automatic external defibrillators are now found in airports and shopping malls for use by responders who have undergone cardiopulmonary resuscitation training.
In addition to training law enforcement officers in bleeding control and instantly providing them with equipment to do so, emergency medical service personnel also need quicker access to the wounded. However, another key element calls for using civilian bystanders as immediate responders who perform external bleeding control for victims at the point of wounding before the arrival of professional responders. This element from the Hartford Consensus is at the core of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign by the Department of Homeland Security through the National Security Council.
The CBRAC has teamed up with the Department of Homeland Security to provide potentially life saving education and training to first responders, schools, day cares, and civilians.
To schedule a class contact Danny Ramirez at 956-367-3683 or Shirlee Tomlinson at 361-939-7177
- 19https://www.cbrac.org/event/rgvhpc-rio-grande-valley-healthcare-preparedness-coalition/10:00 AM-12:00 PM10/19/20171401 E 8th St, Weslaco, TX 78596, USA
Rio Grande Valley Healthcare Preparedness Coalition meeting October 19, 2017 10 am – 12 noon, Knapp Medical Center, 1401 East Eight Street, Weslaco, TX 78596
- 19https://www.cbrac.org/event/hpp-laredo-texas/10:00 AM-12:00 PM10/19/2017
Laredo HPP meeting rescheduled from October 12 to the 19th.
This is a one time reschedule and our meetings will fall back into the regularly scheduled, second Thursday of each month, slot for November.
- 03https://www.cbrac.org/event/event-2-2/8:30 AM-10:30 AM11/03/20173725 Wow Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78413, USA
CBRAC Board of Director’s
3725 W.O.W. CCTX 78413
- 09https://www.cbrac.org/event/coastal-bend-healthcare-preparedness-coalition/10:00 AM-12:00 PM11/09/2017Corpus Christi Fire Dept2402 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78408, USA
Coastal Bend Healthcare Preparedness Coalition: Thursday November 9th, 10am-12pm. CCFD Headquarters, 2406 Leopard St. 3rd floor training room, CCTX 78408
October meeting is cancelled because of SETRAC Preparedness Symposium