“Stop the Bleed” event to train Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Business employees September 4, 2019

State of Michigan employees will learn life-saving techniques during “Stop the Bleed” training Wednesday, September 4 when the Michigan Trauma Coalition (MTC) visits the Michigan History Center to demonstrate how the public can help during an emergency.

More than 5,000 trauma-related deaths occur in Michigan each year. Bystanders who learn to identify and stop life threatening bleeding can save as many as 20% of people who die from these traumatic injuries.

“Because death due to severe and uncontrolled bleeding can occur in less than five minutes, the importance of teaching basic techniques to slow that bleeding is crucial,” says Sarah Hughes, Registered Nurse and MTC Board member. “Being prepared in the case of an emergency and knowing what to do during severe uncontrolled bleeding may increase a person’s chances of surviving trauma.”

The training event is sponsored by the Michigan Trauma Coalition and sessions will occur at 9am, 11am and 2pm.

With over 90 member hospitals across Michigan, the Michigan Trauma Coalition is the only state wide multi-professional organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of trauma care, education, research, and advocacy across the trauma continuum.