Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 46.
Let that sink in for a minute.
You may think that there’s nothing you can do about it. Not true.
A little education and training and you can make the difference between life or death for an accident or disaster victim.
It boils down to this if you come across an accident or incident where people are injured:
- Call 9-1-1. Don’t assume others have called.
- Protect the injured from harm.
- Stop bleeding.
- Position the injured so they can breathe.
- Provide comfort to the victims.
Please visit www.ready.gov/untilhelparrives to to learn more about these five simple steps and share this critical information with others.
The program includes a video, a 25-minute web-based training course that explains the steps people can take to help someone with life-threatening injuries. It also includes materials for an instructor-led training course that can be used to provide in-person training to communities.
This new program is the result of a cooperative effort among FEMA, the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Medical Reserve Corps and the Uniformed Services University National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health. The original research for the training comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).