National STOP THE BLEED Day 2020: How to educate during social distancing
While in-person training and public outreach events have been postponed this year, social media is a great platform to discuss the importance of hemorrhage control
When responding to a person suffering from penetrating trauma, whether a gunshot wound or other traumatic injury, being trained and equipped to "stop the bleed" can mean the difference between life and death.
May is National STOP THE BLEED Month and today is National STOP THE BLEED Day, both great reminders of why every officer should carry a tourniquet both on- and off-duty.
While many of the in-person bleeding control classes and public awareness events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PDs can still educate the public about the importance of hemorrhage control through social media outreach. Here's a sample of the information being shared online.