Our Stop the Bleed training went very well! Ron Shuman, our main instructor, was pleased at how engaged we were with our questions and our hands-on work.
Ron pointed out that the “initial challenge is to impose order upon [a] chaotic scene. Your demeanor and actions in first moments will determine the outcome” with your own deliberate and purposeful behavior.
We learned that sometimes we may also need to be creative with resources that are on hand. In this picture, we’re using a stick to apply pressure in an ad hoc tourniquet. We got lots of practice using rolls of gauze, training tourniquets, and other handy implements for stopping a serious bleed at various parts of a body.
Many thanks from all of us to our highly skilled instructing team: Ron, Bonnie and Arnie.