Did you know blood loss is one of the leading causes of preventable death? Hahnemann University Hospital’s Charles C. Wolferth Trauma Center is working hard to change that unfortunate fact.
During the beginning part of January, Hahnemann held Stop the Bleed training sessions attended by nearly 160 people from around the Philadelphia region. The two sessions, held at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Museum of the American Revolution, focused on how everyday people can control blood loss for those who are critically injured and experiencing life-threatening hemorrhages.
The hospital also donated a bleeding control station to the museum that has five kits inside. The bleeding control station will be hung near the museum's AED station – making it a one-stop shop for those first on the scene of an emergency to get the tools they need to help save someone’s life. Since Hahnemann began its Stop the Bleed campaign in 2017, 334 people have been trained how to respond safely to stop life-threatening bleeding.
If your group or organization is interested in hosting a Stop the Bleed training, please call Adam Zwislewski at 215-762-3783, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.