San Diego county officials have endorsed training and the provision of bleeding control kits that are readily available to respond to emergency situations such as mass shootings or vehicle accidents. Uncontrollable bleeding is one of the most preventable causes of death after an injury. A person can survive if a bleeding control kit or a knowledgeable person is in the area. More than 600 training classes for a national Stop the Bleed Day recently occurred.

Have you ever wondered whether basic lifesaving skills could help you assist in accidents? Being able to get to the scene of a crash quickly and to respond the right way can empower you significantly. Most people may even need to assist in accidents involving their own vehicle if someone else in the car is hurt.

The training has happened at universities, schools and hospitals across the country. The San Diego Board of Supervisors recently voted for staff to form a plan to put bleeding control kits across county facilities and to train employees about how to use them. The Stop the Bleed Program began in 2012 in the wake of Sandy Hook. More than 150,000 people have been trained about how to plug a bullet wound, tie a turn-a-kit and other measures to prevent victims of trauma from bleeding out before medical help can arrive on the scene. If you or someone you know has already suffered internal bleeding or excessive bleeding as a result of a serious car accident, you need to consult with a knowledgeable attorney as soon as possible.