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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Helping Police to “Stop the Bleed”

Posted By: Advancing Care

Loss of blood due to a traumatic injury is a leading cause of death in the United States, and law-enforcement personnel are often the first to arrive at a trauma scene. Since the sooner blood loss is mitigated after injury the better, specialists from Westchester Medical Center’s Level I trauma center continue to train Westchester County Police Department Emergency Services Unit personnel on techniques that help mitigate excessive bleeding caused by a traumatic injury.

The effort is a component of Westchester Medical Center’s Stop the Bleed education initiative, for which Westchester Medical Center trainers are certified by the American College of Surgeons. To learn more, scan the QR code.