Deputy Public Affairs Officer
U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command
Press Release — For Immediate Release
National Stop the Bleed Day: Saving Lives in Bleeding Emergencies
Fort Detrick, Maryland – Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma, according to the American College of Surgeons. Moreover, it is the number one cause of preventable death for military personnel, according to the U.S. Department of Defense. As part of National STOP THE BLEED Month, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command's Combat Casualty Care Research Program will host a virtual STOP THE BLEED presentation on Thursday, May 20. The presentation is open to the public and the media.
Mr. Joseph Ogershok, an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician who spent nearly a decade as a member of the U.S. Army Special Forces and is further certified as a STOP THE BLEED instructor, will present on the topic as well as demonstrate the proper application of a tourniquet.
For more information on STOP THE BLEED training and kits, visit this Department of Homeland Security at https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed, or download the Stop the Bleed mobile app available on Google Play and the Apple Store.
The U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command is the Army's medical materiel developer, with responsibility for medical research, development, and acquisition. USAMRDC's expertise in these critical areas helps establish and maintain the capabilities the Army needs remain ready and lethal on the battlefield. Ensuring our armed forces remain in optimal health and are equipped to protect themselves from disease and injury, particularly on the battlefield, is the job of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. The Command is headquartered at Fort Detrick, MD, with 8 subordinate commands located throughout the world. Visit: https://mrdc.amedd.army.mil/.