Dear Students, Families, Faculty and Staff: Recently the Onondaga County Health Department has reported a notable decline in new COVID infections and hospitalizations across the Central New York region. This positive trend, combined with significantly reduced population density on our…
Syracuse University Ambulance Now Offering Stop the Bleed Training
Syracuse University Ambulance is offering Stop the Bleed training for students, faculty and staff this month, with two classes available: Friday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. and Thursday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m. Each session will be in 020 Lyman Hall and will last up to 90 minutes.
The training sessions provide participants with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding due to injury. Research has shown that bystanders with little or no medical training can become lifesavers if they know how to respond in emergency situations. Bleeding control kits will be available on campus in the near future to support the initiative.
According to Stop the Bleed: “Uncontrolled bleeding is the No. 1 cause of preventable death from trauma. The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater chances of surviving that injury.”
The Stop the Bleed campaign was developed in 2015 by the National Security Council Staff and the White House. The goal of the initiative is to ensure that the general public has access to the proper tools and training needed to provide critical life-saving care.