STN Teaches Stop The Bleed Techniques at the NCSL Legislative Summit

August 1, 2018

This week at the 2018 National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Los Angeles, California, the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) was joined by the Los Angeles Association of Trauma Program Managers (ATPM) and given the opportunity to exhibit and demonstrate life-saving bleeding control techniques to attendees. The NCSL Legislative Summit attracts over 4000 national and international attendees. From legislators and staff to interest groups and key stakeholders, STN was able to educate attendees by providing briefings on the Stop The Bleed program.

“The Los Angeles Association of Trauma Program Managers is excited to partner with the Society of Trauma Nurses on advancing this life-saving initiative,” said Robin Tyler, President of the LA ATPM. “We were shared our expertise and real-life experience with attendees. With the techniques we demonstrated and access to the proper tools, we can make strides in lowering the number of preventable deaths from bleeding loss.”

Legislators were also educated on what they can do to ensure access to the training and tools necessary for proper bleeding control techniques. STN shared policy briefs and model legislation with legislators and staff as well as best practices for starting Stop The Bleed programs in their own states. For more information on how you can advocate for Stop The Bleed, contact Adam Haley, STN’s Director of Public Policy.