May 3, 2022

ACS: May is STOP THE BLEED month, special commemoration May 19

By: Judy Mathias

Editor's Note

In a May 2 news release, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) announced that to raise awareness on how to learn skills to stop serious bleeding, May 19 will observe the fifth annual national STOP THE BLEED day, which falls during the broader observance of national STOP THE BLEED month in May.

STOP THE BLEED has expanded from local communities in the US to international efforts to help the people of Ukraine.

More than 1.9 million people have learned the essentials to control bleeding through in-person, online, and interactive courses. ACS is working to increase these numbers during May with increased outreach and more training sessions across the country.

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