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Roads For Life Launches Newest Course for the Public; Stop The Bleed: Bleeding Control for the Injured
07-17-2019

Under the patronage of the Minister of Public Health, Minister Jamil Jabak and the Minister of Interior and Municipalities, Minister Raya Haffar El Hassan, Roads For Life officially launched its newest course, Stop The Bleed: Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-CON), at the Ministry of Public Health on July 17th, 2019. 


Stop The Bleed (STB) is a course that trains, equips, and empowers citizens to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. STB was launched in October of 2015 by the White House and is a call to action for victims of uncontrolled bleeding who can die within five to 10 minutes. Similar to how the general public learns and performs CPR, the public must learn proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use their hands, dressings, and tourniquets in less than 50 minutes. 


The launch event was attended by key individuals such as Minister Jamil Jabak, Minister Raya Haffar El Hassan, MP Fadi Alameh, former Minister Yaacoub Sarraf, and Baalbeck-Hermel Governor HE Bashir Khodr, Captain Ala Jammal, and representatives of medical and security services.


 At the end of the launch, Minister Raya Haffar El Hassan and Minister Jamil Jabak completed the STB course and received certificates from The Committee on Trauma accredited by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). A joint statement from the Ministry of Public Health and the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities read “It is easy to apply and doesn’t need medical expertise, yet it will save many lives and can prevent tragic loss of life”. 


The course is available to the public and can be signed up for directly on Roads For Life’s website. For schools and universities, training is available upon request through Quest Education, a center for academia, culture, and training, for a more efficient way for academic institutions to take the course. For more information please visit https://www.questeducation.me 


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