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College Trains Senate Homeland Security Committee to Stop the Bleed

Staff from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Division of Advocacy and Health Policy hosted a Stop the Bleed® training session for approximately 30 staff from the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs February 5. The event focused on how early intervention from a Stop the Bleed-trained individual can save the life of someone suffering from a bleeding injury, as well as ways to help promulgate the Stop the Bleed program. As a result of the event, the staff left with a better understanding of how to become lifesaving immediate responders and the value of bleeding control training. The training took place with the assistance of Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Chair of the committee.

For more information about trauma advocacy, contact Justin Rosen, ACS Congressional Lobbyist, at jrosen@facs.org.

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