Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of death after a mass shooting and similar mass casualty events. Severe bleeding can cause shock or death within five or 10 minutes - before medical help arrives. That's why Intermountain Medical Center Trauma Program is hosting a "Stop the Bleed" class to teach members of the public how to stop bleeding in cases of mass injuries.
"Stop the Bleed" is a national injury prevention initiative aimed at teaching members of the public how to control a major hemorrhage before EMS crews arrive - because no matter how quickly emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene.
For more information about the Stop the Bleed campaign visit: www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed