'Stop the Bleed' training aims to address traumatic injuries

In the face of Philadelphia's persistent gun violence, the importance of immediate care for traumatic injuries cannot be overstated.

According to the Stop the Bleed campaign, a national movement to teach bystanders how to help people with bleeding wounds, the average time to bleed out is only two to five minutes. That’s why Philadelphia Police have implemented “Scoop and Run,” bringing trauma victims to the hospital when no paramedics are nearby.

No matter how fast police or other emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. When every minute counts, those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.

Developed nearly a decade ago in response to mass shootings, Stop the Bleed empowers bystanders in a bleeding emergency by providing them with the knowledge and skills to save a life, while waiting for help to arrive.

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