Push to get citizens trained to ‘Stop the Bleed’ to save lives of severely injured.
Push to get citizens trained to ‘Stop the Bleed’ to save lives of severely injured
By: Rebecca Petit – ABC Action News-Tampa Bay May 19, 2022
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. — On the heels of yet another mass shooting, this time in Buffalo, N.Y., there’s a nationwide push to teach people how to “Stop the Bleed.”
Training courses took place all day Thursday as part of National Stop the Bleed Day.
You don’t have to be an EMT or a medical professional to save someone’s life who is bleeding severely. The “Stop the Bleed” course teaches how to recognize a life-threatening bleed and intervene effectively.
“A lot of craziness is going on in the world and I just like to be prepared for my family and friends,” Aaron Travers said.
After many shootings and crashes witnesses are on the scene before first responders get there. A bystander may be the one who’s most likely to save a bleeding victims their life.
Travers drove from Osceola County to Polk County to take the lifesaving course.
“Everybody should know because the more people that do know the less opportunity for loss of life,” he said.
Robert Dummett hosts these free “Stop the Bleed” training classes. He’s the chief training officer and executive director at In-Gauge of Polk County, a non-profit organization focused on firearms safety.
“An individual can bleed to death in less than three minutes,” Dummett said.
Data shows the average emergency response time for the arrival of EMS personnel to an emergency scene is seven minutes.
Dummett said learning simple techniques can improve a bleeding victims’ chances of survival.
“Packing the wound and direct pressure on the wound and if that’s not sufficient to stop the blood loss, then we want to apply a tourniquet,” Dummett said. “We’re going to tighten this until all blood flow stops. I equate it to turning off a faucet for a garden hose.”
The goal is to get more people trained in the “Stop the Bleed” program, similar to the popularity of CPR training.
“The American college of surgeons created this stop the bleed course in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy years ago,” Lakeland Regional Health trauma surgeon Dr. Andrew Gaugler said. “However, it’s not just these national tragedies that make the news where people have the opportunities to save lives.”
Dr. Gaugler said Lakeland Regional Health has trained 506 people this year using “Stop the Bleed” kits. He said there’s also a federal push to make the kits more widely available.
“If you walk through any public building, an airport, a post office, a shopping mall, you’ll see along the walls there are signs for AED’s which are a life saving device used for cardiac arrest and CPR,” Gaugler said. “I think the perfect location for a bleeding control kit would be in the location of any of those devices.”
Empowering everyday people to provide life-saving care, until emergency personnel arrives.
You can order a your own “Stop the Bleed” kitonline. Stop the Bleed Month is held each May. To find more information, including where to find a ‘Stop the Bleed’ course near you, click here.
POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – In the wake of another rash of school shootings, and in the middle of National “Stop the Bleed Month,” advocates are spreading the word about blood loss.
“A person can bleed to death in less than two minutes,” said Dr. Andrew Gaugler, a trauma surgeon at Lakeland Regional Health.
He says, with a little bit of awareness and education, people may not have to die that way.
“Once the ‘Stop The Bleed’ course came out, that’s how we decided that we could get the community and the everyday citizen involved to help save lives,” said Dr. Gaugler.
The “Stop The Bleed” initiative came to be in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, as part of a collaborative effort led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.
“Tourniquets and bleeding kits should be pretty much standard anywhere you go in a public place,” said Dr. Gaugler.
“We have gloves, we have tourniquets, we have scissors, we have roll gauze,” said Robert Dummett.
Dummett is chief training officer and executive director at In-Gauge of Polk County, a non-profit organization focused on firearms safety. Dummett, and the organization, also host “Stop the Bleed” training courses.
He says the goal is to get the “Stop the Bleed” kits everywhere there is an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine.
“The goal is to have these kits mounted next to them, readily available, for anybody to use anytime there’s blood loss, just like a person would pull a fire extinguisher off the wall,” said Dummett.
This week, he donated a kit to the Saddle Creek Gun Range in Polk County. The steps to save life and limb, he says, are clear cut.
“Wound packing is number one – wound packing and applying direct pressure to the wound and, if that’s not sufficient to stop the blood loss, then it’s application and tourniquet.”
DEKALB COUNTY, Indiana – A group of four armed intruders broke into an Indiana home recently, but only two left alive, state police told news outlets.
It happened early Sunday, May 15, at a home in DeKalb County, officials told WXIN.
The suspects forced their way inside but were soon confronted by the homeowner, who was also armed, the TV station reported.
The resident fired at the burglars, killing two of them, police told WTHR. The homeowner held the remaining two at gunpoint until officers arrived and arrested them.
No charges have been brought against the homeowner, WPTA reported.
The surviving suspects were taken into custody on charges of burglary and murder, according to the outlet. Murder charges can be brought against the suspects because they reportedly were committing a felony that led to two deaths, the station said.
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Mother, 2 children injured in Marshall shooting Apr 11, 2022 – MARSHALL, Texas (KETK) — A mother and her two children were injured in a shooting that occurred Sunday evening in Marshall.
3-year-old dies after shooting, Dallas police say March 28, 2022 – Monday night, police said the child’s mother reported that the shooting was related to a road rage incident involving another sedan near a park at Whitehurst and Arbor Park.
Feb. 18, 2022 – A 4-year-old child was shot in the leg in the courtyard in front of his apartment around 4:30 p.m., according to Houston police. The shooting happened in the 600 block of Nottingham Oaks Trail.
Jan. 30, 2022 – HPD: 7-year-old boy shot inside SW Houston apartment: A 7-year-old boy is in stable condition after being shot in the leg inside a southwest Houston apartment, Houston police said. Officers were called to assist firefighters in the 10500 block of Fondren Road near Willowbend Boulevard at around 12:10 a.m
Jan. 17, 2022 – 3 injured, including brothers ages 1 and 6, in shooting in SE Houston, HPD says: Two children and a man were injured during a shooting in southeast Houston in the 5900 block of Selinsky Road around 7 p.m. Police said they were flagged down by a vehicle with several people inside. Police said they found three people shot, one man and two siblings – a 1-year-old boy and a 6-year-old boy. The 1-year-old was shot in the arm and the 6-year-old was shot in the stomach. The man was shot in the hand at a separate location that police described as being “chaotic.”.
Oct. 31, 2021 – Father, young child injured in road rage shooting in north Houston, police say: A man and his 1-year-old child were injured in a road rage shooting in north Houston, Houston police said. The man was driving south on I-45 near Loop 610 around 7:30 p.m. when he got into “some type of road rage altercation” with another driver, police said. At some point during the incident, the driver pulled up next to the victim and fired multiple rounds into his vehicle.
Oct. 11, 2021 – 7-year-old shot in head at apartment complex in southeast Houston, HPD says: Houston police are investigating after a 7-year-old boy was found shot in the head at an apartment complex in southeast Houston. Houston police responded to reports of a shooting at an apartment complex located at 11810 Algonquin Drive. Police said they found the 7-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the head. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Just four months into 2022, Transportation Security Administration officers in Florida have already stopped nearly 200 guns from being taken onto flights.
Apr 13, 2022 – TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA)
TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Just four months into 2022, Transportation Security Administration officers in Florida have already stopped nearly 200 guns from being taken onto flights. From Tampa to Jacksonville, passengers keep trying to bring guns with them on planes.
One can legally transport a firearm and ammunition on a commercial airliner, but it must be done in accordance to the law. To learn how, take a bonified concealed carry class conducted by In-Gauge of Polk County, because no other class is going to tell you.
Multiple laws since 1961 have adjusted or changed the restrictions for carrying a firearm or other weapon on a flight. Current law prevents guns from being carried on. Firearms are only allowed in checked baggage, according to TSA, and must be properly packed and declared during check-in.
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“Whether or not they had nefarious intent, accidents happen and tragedies could result,” said TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz. “This dangerous trend continues across Florida and across the country. Know exactly where your gun is before you enter the airport and make sure that it is not in your backpack, purse, computer bag or suitcase that you plan to bring into the security checkpoint.”
So far in 2022, and only halfway into the month of April, TSA officers have already seized 195 guns from passengers at Florida airports. Some passengers carried multiple guns on them, others not only had guns, but rounds chambered. Neither option is legal.
Here’s how those some of those seizures break down in Florida’s airports, according to TSA:
Orlando International (MCO): 40 guns Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL): 36 guns Tampa International (TPA): 26 guns Miami International (MIA): 19 guns Jacksonville International (JAX): 17 guns
According to officials, “passengers face a civil penalty from the TSA that can reach as much as $13,910 and that is imposed regardless of whether the individual is arrested” by law enforcement officers or agents. Passengers with TSA PreCheck membership also lose their privileges, sometimes permanently.
A TSA release on the guns at Florida airports said that was the case with one passenger at FLL.
“On Monday a man carrying a Beretta into Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport was intercepted by the TSA and while he was not arrested, he will lose his TSA PreCheck privileges and he faces a fine that could exceed $13,000,” TSA said.
Home invasion victim sexually assaulted while on phone with 911 operator, waiting for officers to arrive.
A California women was sexually assaulted, while on the phone with the 911 operator, waiting for law enforcement officers to arrive, responding to a call of a home invasion. Police response time: 7 minutes.
Following the assault, the woman was held hostage, with a gun pointed to her head, while on-scene officers negotiated with her assailant.
The suspect, Demetrius Trussell, was charged in San Diego Superior Court with 18 felonies.