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Dr. Lenworth Jacobs Speaks at White House “Stop the Bleed” Event

Lenworth M. Jacobs, Jr., MD, FACS, American College of Surgeons (ACS) Regent and Chairman of the Hartford Consensus, was among the featured speakers October 6 at a “Stop the Bleed” event, a campaign launched that day by the Obama administration. The campaign will provide bystanders of emergency situations with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding. Working with the private sector and not-for-profit organizations, “Stop the Bleed” will put knowledge gained by first responders and the military into the hands of the public. This effort is intended to save lives through learning the techniques of bleeding control as recommended by the Hartford Consensus and as taught in the Bleeding Control for the Injured Course that the ACS developed in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians. View the campaign’s Fact Sheet on the White House website.