The ideal world, basically, is a place where every single human on Earth has convenient access to his needs. While that perfect reality is still miles ahead in time, we are slowly moving towards achieving this dream of ours. If we look closely, we can get a glimpse of what this utopia looks like.
People have jobs that provide for them and their families, there is convenient access to our daily sustenance even from the confines of our homes, and modern health care now has the capability of keeping 7.6 billion people alive. We, the beneficiaries of this utopia, take things for granted. With such a grandeur lifestyle reaching more and more people every single day, what else could we look to gain?
Unfortunately, this utopian dream of ours has led us to believe that we can take things for granted. There are still many underlying factors that can crumble this paradise of ours, and the scary part is that these factors are almost invisible to the naked eye.
The modern world is a dangerous place, and studies have shown that 5,250 workers died from work-related injury in 2018 in the US, an uncomfortable 3.5 per 100,000 workers at full-time. When a person is losing blood fast, death can come as quickly as 3-4 minutes. Loss of blood amounts to 35% of all out-of-hospital deaths. It is difficult to predict when and where disaster will strike, and it does not matter whether it is at home or at work, because when it does, fatality will always be looming in wait.
While it cannot be predicted, it can most certainly be prevented.
Stop the Bleed is a campaign with a goal of training 200 million people with the skill crucial to prevent death after injury. Severe bleeding is deadly, but if controlled properly, can be preventable. With over 1 million already certified, Stop the Bleed aims to equip citizens with the necessary knowledge, training, and capability to help the severely injured until medical professionals arrive.
But why exactly do we need this?
What are medical professionals for if not to prevent deaths like these? The thing is, doctors are not just found taking coffee breaks in your local café or downing a sizeable lunch at McDonalds. It will take time for them to arrive, and with heavy traffic in almost every major city in the world, it is going to be a long, arduous wait, sometimes even taking as long as 25 minutes. Death strikes hemorrhage victims in less than 5 minutes unless tended to, and that is exactly what Stop the Bleed wants people to know and be equipped to deal with.
To prevent death after injury, Stop the Bleed teaches you how to do the ABCs—Alert 911, Bleeding, and Compression. They also teach you how to keep yourself safe, the ins and outs of what to do and what not, and most importantly, how to save a life. There are many useful techniques that they will provide, such as applying pressure, wound packing, and the life-saving tourniquet.
Disaster can strike at the worst moments, and it does not hesitate to take lives. When it does, make sure that you are prepared to do everything in your power to help and prevent unnecessary deaths. Learn how to save a life with Stop the Bleed today and become a hero tomorrow! We may never be able to erase the invisible outliers in our everyday lives, but we can prevent their deadly upbringings. Once there are enough of us, then we will be one step closer to achieving our ideal world.
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