Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons Will Help ‘Stop the Bleed’ at State Capitol on Jan. 31

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Today in Tallahassee, the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons will train legislators and the public to “Stop the Bleed” in an effort to help civilian bystanders to react in emergency trauma situations.

Today in Tallahassee, the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons will train legislators and the public to “Stop the Bleed” in an effort to help civilian bystanders to react in emergency trauma situations.

The hands-on training session, taking place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the State Capitol building, will teach people who may find themselves near a trauma situation to perform external bleeding control for victims. Part of a national initiative from the American College of Surgeons and The Committee on Trauma, the campaign is in response to national survey findings from the Journal of the American College of Surgeons showing many civilians expressing interest in taking a bleeding control training course.

“When it comes to controlling bleeding during traumatic events, seconds count in saving lives. More and more, safety and medical authorities recognize the fact that bystanders are the first responders until medical help arrives,” said Z-Medica President and CEO Stephen J. Fanning. “We are honored to support the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and their ‘Stop the Bleed’ efforts.”

Following “Stop the Bleed,” FCACS representatives will meet with legislators to discuss important surgical issues and how they can help ensure patient safety in Florida. It will wrap up the organization’s two-day, annual Legislative Advocacy Days that begins Tuesday, Jan. 30.

For more information about the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, visit bleedingcontrol.org.

About the Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons
The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons offer a professional home for Florida surgeons who are interested in protecting our profession and patients. The Florida Chapter proudly provides avenues for continuing education in all surgical fields, practice enhancement and networking opportunities, and the development of personal relationships of the highest quality not available through other organizations. For more information, please visit the Florida Chapter website at floridafacs.org.

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