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Get Medical Training for Free Everywhere on March 31st for National Stop the Bleed Day

By The ITS Crew

Saturday, March 31st is National Stop the Bleed Day, supporting awareness and training for treating traumatic bleeding. The number one preventable death in trauma is bleeding. 20% of people who die from traumatic injuries could have survived with proper bleeding control. National Stop the Bleed Day brings Bleeding Control (B-CON) Instructors and students together for a day of training, free of charge.

In addition to supporting the awareness and training this campaign aims to bring, ITS would like to help get you the right gear in time for your class. Now through Monday, you can save 15% on items in the Medical Category of the ITS Store by using the coupon code STOPTHEBLEED at checkout. Please note that some items in our medical category might be ineligible for discounts. 

Check out the National Stop the Bleed Day website for more information on how you can participate in a class near you! If you’re local to the DFW area in Texas, Caleb from Lone Star Medics is hosting a National Stop the Bleed Day class from 1-3 PM on March 31st. You’ll find the address for the class, along with a link for the Facebook event below.

7001 E. Lancaster Ave., Suite 109
Fort Worth, TX 76112
Please visit this Facebook Event for more details.

For those of you unable to attend a course, we’ve highlighted some information below on some steps you can take to control and reduce an injured person’s bleeding. In addition, we’ve also included a video we did with Caleb on tourniquet best practices, including preparation, storage and application.

Steps to Stop the Bleed

1. Apply Pressure with Hands

Expose to find where the bleeding is coming from and apply firm, steady pressure to the bleeding site with both hands if possible.

2. Apply Dressing and Press

Expose to find where the bleeding is coming from and apply firm, steady pressure to the bleeding site with bandages or clothing.

3. Apply Tourniquet(s)

If the bleeding doesn’t stop, place a a tourniquet 2-3 inches closer to the torso from the bleeding. The tourniquet may be applied and secured over clothing. Pull the strap of the tourniquet through the buckle, twist the windlass tightly, clip and secure the windlass with the included clasp or hook strap. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, place a second tourniquet closer to the torso from the first tourniquet.

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