Did you know blood loss is one of the leading causes of preventable death? Hahnemann University Hospital’s Charles C. Wolferth Trauma Center is working hard to change that unfortunate fact.
Over the past week, Hahnemann held Stop the Bleed training sessions attended by nearly 160 people from around the Philadelphia region. The two sessions, held at @pcomeducation and the Museum of the American Revolution, focused on how everyday people can control blood loss for those who are critically injured and experiencing life-threatening hemorrhages. The hospital also donated a bleeding control station to the museum that has five kits inside. The bleeding control station will be hung near the museum's AED station – making it a one-stop shop for those first on the scene of an emergency to get the tools they need to help save someone’s life. Since Hahnemann began its Stop the Bleed campaign last year, 334 people have been trained how to respond safely to stop life-threatening bleeding.