The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. Twenty percent of people that have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control. "Stop the Bleed" is a national campaign to address the most common cause of preventable death in the nation: uncontrolled bleeding.
Join museum educators for a demonstration on hemorrhage control to include use of blood-clotting bandages and tourniquets. Learn about the history of tourniquets since the Civil War.
Event is free! For more information please contact us at (301) 319-3303.
Sunday, March 31 at 10:00am to 12:00pm
National Museum of Health and Medicine
2500 Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910