CHI Health is holding their 2018 Trauma Symposium this Friday in Omaha with a goal this year to “Stop the Bleed”. Scott Brown is CHI’s Trauma Outreach Coordinator and says this is a national campaign to teach the public to save the lives of those with life-threatening bleeding injuries.
Stop the Bleed was formed after the Sandy Hook School shooting. The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. Twenty percent of those who die from traumatic injury could have survived with quick bleeding control.
Brown says, “What we know as medical professionals is that the way to stop bleeding, the methods to stop life threatening hemorrhages are very simple and you don’t need to be a surgeon or a nurse or a paramedic to do that. Even the public can do simple things to stop the bleeding and save a lot of lives.” That includes applying a pressure dressing and the use of tourniquets.
While this symposium is for medical professionals, Brown says the goal is have them continue the Stop the Bleed Campaign. He says CHI Health provides classes to the public on the procedures. Brown says, “It is a one-hour class and we teach you how to stop life threatening hemorrhage. it is very simple and easy to learn. We want to make this the new
The doctor who headed the committee that proposed the Stop the Bleed program – Lenworth Jacobs, MD — is keynote speaker.