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If a loved one was experiencing a life-threatening situation where they were bleeding uncontrollably, and it was not stopping, would you know what to do? Under the instruction of WISER Director of Operations, Tom Dongilli, WISER staff participated in the Stop the Bleed program. This collaborative effort is a national awareness campaign to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before EMS or healthcare professionals arrive. The focus of this program is to immediately respond to the bleeding, recognize where the bleeding is coming from and take appropriate action to Stop the Bleed.
There are protocols to follow when these situations occur. First remain calm, assure your location is secure and safe, assure where the victim is secure and safe, then follow the ABCs of Bleeding. The ABC’s are: