The Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC) proudly supports the national Stop the Bleed campaign.
STRAC is designated by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to develop, implement and maintain the regional trauma and emergency healthcare system for the 22 counties in Trauma Service Area - P (TSA-P). TSA-P has a mixture of urban, suburban, rural and frontier areas, from the 7th largest city in the US to the Mexican border, encompassing over 26,000 square miles in southwest Texas. STRAC is one of twenty-two regional advisory councils in Texas that comprise the Texas Trauma / Emergency Healthcare system.
Learn more at strac.org
Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured alive until the appropriate medical care is available.
Find where the bleeding is coming from and apply firm, steady pressure to the bleeding site with bandages or clothing.
If the bleeding doesn't stop, place a tourniquet 2-3 inches closer to the torso from the bleeding.
The tourniquet may be applied and secured over clothing. Pull the strap through the buckle, twist the rod tightly, clip and secure the rod with the clasp or the Velcro strap.
If the bleeding still doesn't stop, place a second tourniquet closer to the torso from the first tourniquet.
Pull the strap through the buckle, twist the rod tightly, clip and secure the rod with the clasp or the Velcro strap.
The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was launched during an event at the White House, to provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life threatening bleeding. Working with the private sector and nonprofit organizations, the “Stop the Bleed” campaign will put knowledge gained by first responders and our military, into the hands of the public to help save lives.
NAEMT participated in the launch of this White House initiative, and has endorsed the Stop the Bleed campaign. NAEMT was recognized at the launch for its work in developing the Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course to teach basic life-saving medical interventions, including bleeding control with a tourniquet, bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents, and opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe. The course is designed for NON-tactical law enforcement officers, firefighters, security personnel, teachers and other civilians requiring this basic training.
A successful Stop The Bleed campaign fits within your injury prevention and community preparedness initiatives. If you would like to learn more about how you may provide this valuable information to your community, please visit our Public Resources page.
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