Stop the Bleed, a nationwide campaign to educate bystanders on how to control bleeding related to traumatic injuries, just released a video featuring actors from “Code Black” in an effort to raise awareness about the campaign. Launched by the White House a year ago, the initiative is similar to longstanding efforts to engage citizens in first aid like administering CPR and using AED machines in emergency situations. By following the protocol, bystanders can act to staunch bleeding while waiting for help to arrive.
“Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can result from natural and manmade disasters and from everyday accidents,” explained the White House when announcing the initiative in October, 2015. “If this bleeding is severe, it can kill within minutes, potentially before trained responders can arrive. Providing bystanders with basic tools and information on the simple steps they can take in an emergency situation to stop life threatening bleeding can save lives.” For more information, visit the Department of Homeland Security: HERE.
Watch the PSA on Youtube: HERE