Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, what has become known as the Hartford Consensus was convened to bring together leaders from law enforcement, the federal government, and the medical community to improve survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events. The resulting injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death. The participants of the Hartford Consensus concluded that by providing first responders (law enforcement) and civilian bystanders the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, lives would be saved. The first responder program has received very good response and is widely being used across the country. The next step is to focus on needs of civilian bystanders.
Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.
The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and sustainable bleeding control education and information program targeted to civilians that will inform, educate and empower the 300+million citizens of the United States.
The Staten Island Community Partnership Program (SICPP) in conjunction with Richmond University Medical Center Trauma Program is offering a FREE Interactive Hands on Skill Based course, titled "Bleeding Control Basic"(B-CON).This course is a part of the Stop the Bleed Campaign, this B-CON course was initiated by National Security Council Staff and members of the Hartford Consensus. B-CON is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The program is set up for lay people, meaning non-medical personnel, to equip them with the knowledge and basic skills to stop bleeding in emergency situations. This course is ideal for School Staff, Service Providers, Community Leaders, Childcare Providers and Caregivers.
The course is composed of a PowerPoint presentation and subsequent skill station to demonstrate what was learned in the presentation. At the conclusion of the program, each participant will receive a certificate for the "Bleeding Control Basic v.1.0 program". A brief document with information on the background of the program is included (see attachment for more details).
Date: June 14, 2017| Time: 10:00am-12:00pm |Location: Richmond University Medical Center 355 Bard Avenue Staten Island, New York 10301(SIPP Auditoruim).
Trainers for the day will include:
§ Christopher Ruiz, RN | Trauma Program Nursing Director.
§ Supervisor of all aspects of the trauma program including community outreach, injury prevention education and research.
§ Christina Youseff, FNP | Pediatric Trauma Program Manager.
§ Overseer of trauma cases and injury prevention specific to children.
§ Marisa Easop, EMT | Trauma Program Intern.
§ Student of Public Health assisting in injury prevention education and community outreach with the trauma team.
Refreshments will be provided, Space is Limited!
Registration required and will be used to generate certificates to be distributed at the end of the course.
Each registered participant will receive a free SICPP T-shirt.
We encourage you to wear comfortable attire.