Following the horrific shootings in Monterey Park where 11 people were killed and nine others were injured as the city’s Asian American community was celebrating the Lunar New Year weekend, LACMA joined Allied Pacific IPA, Garfield Medical Center, and California Assemblyman Mike Fong on March 17 to kick off the Stop the Bleed campaign.
Stop the Bleed is the result of a collaborative effort led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) to bring knowledge of bleeding control to the public. The ACS COT, and specifically the EMS subcommittee with its many collaborative relationships, provided the perfect environment for this program to grow into the critical success that it is today. That said, the local kick-off last Friday, brought together like-minded organizations to fund, train and certify residents to save lives.
Stop the Bleed helps fund training specifically in the application of direct pressure, packing the wound with bleeding control (hemostatic) gauze, and applying a tourniquet.
“We would like to share a special thanks to Dr. Ken Sim, chairman of ApolloMed and Allied Pacific IPA, and Dr. Raymond Cheung with Garfield Medical Center and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank APIPA and GMC for joining LACMA and inviting us to present at their annual board of directors meeting next April,” LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen told PNN. “LACMA will feature Stop the Bleed updates on our new website at www.projectseechange.org.”
Monterrey Park City Councillor Yvonne Yiu and Alhambra City Councillor Sasha Renée Pérez told WorldJournal.com that hemostatic training program shows that people are working together with various government agencies to do their best to prevent similar incidents from happening again, which can also save lives. Yvonne Yiu, a city councilor of Monterey Park, presented a certificate of appreciation to Allied Pacific IPA, Garfield Medical Center, and the Los Angeles County Medical Association.
For more information, please visit stopthebleed.org.