Bleeding isn’t always life-threatening. But when a severe injury occurs, a person can bleed to death in as little as three minutes. Considering first responder response times fall within a seven to 10-minute average, there’s a huge gap that the public can fill by becoming immediate responders.
AVERT teaches students to react quickly in life-threatening situations, including stop the bleed practices. But anyone can make a difference in a person’s chance of survival by knowing how to apply basic bleeding control measures.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog to learn how to apply direct pressure to a bleeding injury.