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Introducing Stop the Bleed to the EMSC Community
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Introducing Stop the Bleed to the EMSC Community

The 'Stop the Bleed' campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff and launched by the White House in October 2015. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives through raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.

When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Where: United States

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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.


For audio conference call 888-989-7591 and Participant Code 3551924#

Objectives: As a result of having participated in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe the need for the Stop the Bleed Program
  • Understand who should take the Stop the Bleed course
  • Describe how the average citizen can be prepared to help if the occasion arises
  • Describe why the EMSC Community should be involved in teaching the Stop the Bleed Program
  • Understand how to access the materials and learn how to teach the course



  • Mary Fallat, MD, FACS, Hirikati S. Nagaraj Endowed Professor and Division Director, Pediatric Surgery, University of Louisville and the Surgeon-in-Chief, Norton Children's Hospital
  • Lenworth Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS, Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Hartford Hospital
  • Richard C. Hunt, MD, FACEP, Senior Medical Advisor, National Healthcare Preparedness Programs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response


Moderator:Beth Edgerton, MD, MPH, FAAP, Director, Division of Child, Adolescent and Family Health


Target Audience:This webinar is appropriate for all EMSC personnel including medical directors, EMS providers, ED physicians and nurses, community health planners, hospital administrators, clinical managers, state EMSC Program managers, family members, as well as others interested in improving pediatric emergency care.