On April 20, Orlando Health Level One Trauma Team and Orange County Office
of the EMS Medical Director launched bleeding control training to help save
lives following man-made or natural mass casualty events. The two entities
joined to announce their response to a national call to provide special training
to first responders and civilian bystanders to help save lives through
controlling bleeding in injured persons.
Attendees took part in a simulation learning demonstration of how a
bleeding control kit can be used to stop bleeding after an injury. Bleeding
control kits, or B-Con Kits as they are referred to, include: gloves, tourniquet
(s), gauze coated with special medication to help with clotting, pressure
Classes will be held once a month through December, and are open to team
members and the community.
The next Stop the Bleed class is Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm. Check the SWIFT Calendar for more details and how to pre-register.