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WVU Medicine wants people to learn to prevent death from hemorhage

Created on:   Sat, Feb 24, 2018   2:00 PM

Last modified:   Sat, Feb 24, 2018   2:00 PM

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MORGANTOWN — Just as various organizations provide CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training, the WVU Medicine Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center (JMMTC) and the American College of Surgeons want people to learn how to Stop the Bleed in order to prevent death from hemorrhage.

According to the American College of Surgeons, “the Stop the Bleed campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by The White House National Security Council Staff under former President Barack Obama. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters. Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative, which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public.”

“Our goal at the JMMTC Stop the Bleed Program is to provide training for everyone in our community on what to do in an emergency bleeding situation in order to save a life,” said Dr. Daniel Grabo, director of trauma education for the WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute.

Groups and organizations wishing to receive Stop the Bleed training should contact the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center at 304-598-4659. Info on the Stop the Bleed campaign: Info on the Jon Michael Moore Trauma Center: