We've partnered with the Utah COT and the Committee on Trauma for Stop the bleed, an international injury prevention initiative aimed at teaching members of the public how to control major hemorrhage before pre-hospital care arrives. The goal of the Utah COT is to empower each trauma center in Utah to implement this program in their respective regions, and to increase collaboration and communication between Utah's trauma centers.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. This initiative aims to educate all adults and to empower citizens to act when a life is at stake, whether from an individual act or a mass casualty event.
Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured person alive until appropriate medical care is available. There are some very simple actions anyone can take to help save a life.