Evidence shows that time is a critical factor in saving the life of a bleeding victim, minutes truly matter. This makes a bystander the most likely person to save a life; but only if that bystander is trained to take the appropriate action. As we continue to witness and experience injuries on roadways and unexpected acts of violence in public places, it is essential that all people are prepared to take action and become the help until help arrives.
If you want to be prepared to save a life, learn the basic skills necessary to control bleeding. One way to learn these skills is by participating in a bleeding control course. Once such program is Stop the Bleed®. Please consider taking this course, or one like it, so that you can help yourself and others in the event of a bleeding emergency.