The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. 20% of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control.
National Stop The Bleed Day brings Bleeding Control (B-CON) Instructors and students together for a day of training. Free of charge. Go to bleedingcontrol.org to find a class.
Locally, Columbia Safety will be holding a Stop the Bleed class on Saturday, March 31st from 5pm-7pm
Prehospital tourniquets in civilian settings significantly decreased mortality