STN Endorses Prevent BLEEDing Act

May 6, 2019

The Society of Trauma Nurses is excited to report that the Prevent BLEEDing Act has been introduced in the 116th Congress by Rep. Alcee Hastings (FL-20) and Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2). It would provide $10 million in federal grant funding by amending the Homeland Security act of 2002 to increase access to bleeding control kits and their training. It would also allow for states to use the funding to put supplies in public and privately owned spaces where these kits would not be commonly used (schools, libraries, malls, etc). It would require grant recipients to make sure the bleeding control kits are publicly accessible. The STN has moved to formerly endorse this legislation and encourages our members to contact their legislators in support of the bill.

For more information contact STN Director of Public Policy, Adam Haley.