Coral Springs, Florida – Approximately 40 percent of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences, according to the Stop the Bleed Coalition.
It takes a person 3 to 5 minutes on average to bleed out, while the average first responders’ arrival time is 7 to 10 minutes.
Coral Springs Police and Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department host a training course on stopping traumatic bleeding in recognition of the National STOP THE BLEED day.
The Stop the Bleed event is held in Coral Springs or Parkland on Thursday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and is available in English and Spanish.
The course is free but requires registration. The minimum age to register is ten.
The training sessions teach how to recognize life-threatening bleeding, apply effective pressure, use a tourniquet and pack a wound.
The attendees receive a certificate of completion for the Stop the Bleed program and the knowledge and confidence to help themselves and others in need when a bleeding emergency happens.
Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.