At Prisma Health Richland Hospital Trauma Center, our primary responsibility is to care for the injured patient. As the Midlands region's only Level I Trauma Center, we are additionally responsible to identify trends that may affect us all and provide injury prevention education.
Nationwide, there is a disturbing rise in the number of mass shootings. These tragedies have occurred at all levels of schools, at churches, at entertainment complexes, at military establishments and at athletic events. No venue is immune.
In each of these tragedies, the number one cause of death is bleeding from uncontrollable hemorrhage. If we can train our citizens in techniques to stop the bleeding before professional medical help arrives, then we can save lives.
This course is designed to train individuals in bleeding control techniques. The Bleeding Control Basic (BCON) Course is used and recommended by the American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma, and the Hartford Consensus to provide such training.
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March 25, 2020