AMR adopts 'Stop the Bleed' campaign

American Medical Response announced they have committed resources to train citizens on how to save lives during traumatic incidents

By EMS1 Staff

DALLAS — AMR announced that they have adopted the Stop the Bleed campaign to teach citizens to save lives in traumatic situations.

According to a press release, the EMS agency said they have committed resources at the national level to train citizens in the necessary steps to prevent bleeding in the wake of a traumatic injury, including:

•             Call 911 or have somebody call 911

•             Apply pressure with hands

•             Apply dressing (clothes or bandages) and press firmly

•             Apply tourniquets 2-3 inches closer to the torso with a belt or something you can tie 

“We are strongly committed to training bystanders to help in emergency situations,” AMR CEO Edward Van Horne said. “Stopping the bleed is another important way that bystanders can help somebody in need until EMTs, paramedics or firefighters arrive on the scene. We want to educate and train as many people as we can because we know how bystander intervention can save a life.”

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