May is national Stop the Bleed month
May 5, 2022

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. It is a public/private partnership led by the Department of Defense and many other stakeholders. The average time for a patient to bleed out and perish is 3-5 minutes. The average time for a first responder to arrive is 7-10 minutes. Forty percent of trauma related deaths worldwide are because of bleeding. These numbers reflect the importance of everyone to be trained in controlling compressible bleeding and not just first responders.

In 2018 the UNTHSC purchased medical equipment sets through a state grant and began to train matriculating students and HSC employees on the Stop the Bleed curriculum. May is National Stop the Bleed month and May 19th is Stop the Bleed Day. In support of this, the Student Veteran’s Organization and the Tactical Medicine Applications Group will be hosting events throughout the month. These events will include:

• Training sessions on how to use all the medical equipment in the 20 medical kits mounted throughout the HSC. The session will be delivered by Dr. Jeffrey Mott, PA faculty and retired military physician assistant.
• Skill station tables will be set up for passersby to practice using the equipment during the lunch hour near the wall mounted medical kits in the MET Café and near the Torched Apron. Come on by and refresh your skills if you have already attended the training or get a quick demo if you have not made it to the training yet.
• We will be taking group photos holding up the Stop the Bleed Ambassador sign to upload to the web site on May 19th. Please show your support by jumping into a group pic with your coworkers.

Stay tuned for more information on these events as they are coordinated, and the student organizations hope to see you all there.

More information on the Stop the Bleed Program can be found here…