We are excited to announce that since February, we have certified 40 members of the community in Stop the Bleed! This is an important achievement for the new training wing of our organization and for the community as a whole.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that teaches bystanders how to respond to bleeding emergencies in order to save lives. The program provides critical training on how to apply pressure, pack a wound, and use a tourniquet to stop bleeding in an emergency situation.
By certifying 40 community members in Stop the Bleed, we are empowering more people to take action and provide life-saving care in emergency situations. This is particularly important in situations where medical professionals or Street Medics Austin may not be immediately available.
Impact of Our Training Programs on the Community
In addition to the important work we’re doing with Stop the Bleed, we’re also proud to report that attendees of our recent training on treating chemical weapon injuries reported a 60% increase in their confidence in providing aid to someone injured by a chemical weapon such as Pepper Spray. This is a testament to the effectiveness of our training programs and the impact that they can have on our community.
We’re currently working on plans to bring more advanced training to the community for free, so stay tuned for more information about that in the coming weeks.
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If you’re interested in getting involved with our organization or supporting our mission, we encourage you to follow us on social media. You can find us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/streetmedicsaustin/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/streetmedicsaustin/. And if you’d like to help us reach more people and provide more training opportunities, please consider making a donation on our website at http://www.streetmedicsaustin.org. Your support will help us continue to make a difference in our community.
Thank you for your support and for helping us make a difference in the lives of those around us.