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CornerStone Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter/Spring 2018
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A "Bite of Hope" for Pediatric Diabetes Patients
New Star Room Designed Exclusively for Special Needs Children
An Outpouring of Support for the Cancer Center for Kids
Child Life Donations It Takes a Village
A Record Breaking Yuletide Ball
New Volunteer Birth-Doula Program is Born at NYU Winthrop
Internationally Acclaimed Pulmonary Rehab Program Celebrates 30 Years
NYU Winthrop Gala Raises More than $1,046,000 for Emergency Department Renovation Project
Hospital Celebrates the Dedication of the Stanley S. Zielony Neurosciences Wing
Athletic Trainers Help Student-Athletes Safely Spring into Sports
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence
NYU Winthrop Receives $4.2 Million NIH Grant to Study Neurocognitive Impact of Long Term Diabetes
At the Forefront of Lung Cancer Care: NYU Winthrop Leads the Way in the Area of Robotic Surgery
NYU Langone Health Brings Heart Transplant Services to NYU Winthrop
Annual Event is a Recipe for Success for One Local Foundation
Long Island’s First-Ever Ovarian Transplant Aims to Restore Fertility to Leukemia Survivor
Former NY Mets Star Infielder: Living with Prostate Cancer
The Naming of the David R. Doucette Clinical Research Center
The World's Smallest, Leadless Pacemaker Comes to NYU Winthrop
Stop the Bleed Prepares Communities to Respond to Terrorism Program aspires to save "countless lives"
Serving those who Served NYU Winthrop for Veterans Program
Have You Heard About the Grateful Patients and Families Program?
Once Again, Hospital Recognized for Meritorious Patient Outcomes by ACS

Stop the Bleed Prepares Communities to Respond to Terrorism Program aspires to save "countless lives"

In today’s day and age, preparedness is key – especially when it comes to acts of terrorism.  In fact, bystanders on the scene of any crisis incident involving life threatening injuries could actually be best positioned to help stop victims’ bleeding until professional medical aid arrives. That’s why NYU Winthrop recently rolled out a Stop the Bleed program, which is educating and empowering citizens to take action in the wake of tragedy.

Stop the Bleed Training | NYU Winthrop Hospital

Dr. D’Andrea Joseph, Interim Chief of the Division of Trauma and Critical Care, and Dr. Fahd Ali, a lead Trauma Surgeon, illustrate the proper use of a tourniquet

Stop the Bleed is a national program initiated by the American College of Surgeons and supported by Homeland Security. “The most frequent cause of preventable death from extremity injury is bleeding from serious arm and leg wounds,” explains D’andrea Joseph, MD, Chief of Trauma Surgery at NYU Winthrop Hospital. “We as a community have the power to help prevent unnecessary deaths by undergoing Stop the Bleed training, which should become a standard lifesaving program in our communities just like CPR.”

Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under the age of 46. There have been significant advances in trauma care developed over the last decade through knowledge gained treating service members in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the percentage of wounded who died from injuries there declining precipitously.  Stop the Bleed applies some of that knowledge to life-threatening bleeding in the civilian population. The program was initiated by a physician who examined the wounds among those killed in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut and determined that, if pressure had been immediately applied to some wounds, deaths would have been prevented.

Stop the Bleed Training | NYU Winthrop Hospital

NYU Winthrop nurse Judy Jax teaches Adelphi University public safety officers how to “Stop the Bleed”

The two-hour Stop the Bleed program offered by NYU Winthrop focuses on teaching tactics to recognize life-threatening bleeding and provide immediate response to control that bleeding, including by direct pressure, the use of tourniquets, or packing (filling) a wound with gauze or clean cloth. (Serious chest and abdominal injuries usually cause internal bleeding, which cannot be stopped outside a hospital.) The Stop the Bleed training employs the use of dummy body parts for realistic, hands-on training.

“The Stop the Bleed knowledge gained by everyday citizens may save countless lives,” said Fahd Ali, MD, a lead Trauma Surgeon at NYU Winthrop, which is an American College of Surgeons Level 1 Trauma Center. That highest-level designation means that the Hospital can provide the most advanced care for traumatic and complex injuries. Added Dr. Ali, “Eventually it may be worthwhile to have a trauma aid kit, which includes tourniquets, in public places alongside defibrillators, as well as on mass transportation venues.”

Organizations interested in more information on the program may contact Judy Jax or call: 516-663-8708.