Stop the bleed

Assembled by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the Hartford Consensus represents the deliberations of the Joint Committee to Create a National Policy to Enhance Survivability from Intentional Mass Casualty and Active Shooter Events. The group’s guiding principle is that “no one should die from uncontrolled bleeding.” The “Stop the Bleed” campaign was launched by the White House in October of 2015, to reduce the number of preventable deaths from uncontrolled bleeding. It is intended to spur a grassroots effort to get bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before help arrives.

RCH’s Trauma Service–Injury Prevention program has been actively providing free training to public and private entities such as local schools, colleges and community organizations. RCH was the first hospital in the Inland Empire to actively promote the Stop the Bleed initiative.

The class provides education on how to recognize different types of bleeding and how to apply appropriate measures to save lives. Those that attend class get hands on experience on how to apply pressure, pack a wound and how to use a tourniquet.

For more information on Stop the Bleed and National Stop the Bleed Month and Day, visit https://nationalstopthebleedday.org/.

Stop The Bleed

Senior fall prevention

RCH Injury Prevention services helped found the Inland Empire Fall Collaborative to provide community education and resources to the Senior Community. The collaborative works with other community organizations such as the Department of Aging, Riverside and San Bernardino county senior centers, and residential senior living facilities to promote active lifestyles to prevent falls. Additionally, in-patient fall risk assessment and education has been implemented to provide resources to those patients that have injuries resulting from a fall.

Water safety

Drowning is the leading cause of injury death in children ages 1-4. Young children can drown in as little as an inch or two of water and it can happen quickly and silently. The ABCs of water safety include: Adult supervision at all times, Barriers to prevent children from entering water source, Classes such as swim lessons and CPR for adults.

Child passenger safety

Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. But many of these deaths can be prevented. Always buckling children in age- and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces serious and fatal injuries. Get the facts about how to properly install a car seat and ensure your child is restrained for maximum safety.

Concussion and helmet safety

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury--or TBI--caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults. Learn about the signs and symptoms associated with a concussion and ways to prevent injury through proper helmet use.

Safety city

There are important "Dos" and "Don'ts" that all pedestrians should follow. Teaching these to children can keep them safe when walking or bicycling on or near the road. Safety city gives children the ability to learn to recognize and obey all traffic signs and signals in an interactive environment.

If you would like to have training provided to a group you can contact Wendy McEuen, MSN, RN, Trauma Outreach and Injury Prevention Coordinator at: (951) 788-3650 or wendy.mceuen@hcahealthcare.com