First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) Course Now Available

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Source: DIVDS,
Source: DIVDS,

August 31, 2021 | Originally published by DHS on August 19, 2021

WASHINGTON – The First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST) training program is now available to organizations and individuals seeking education on handling a life-threatening bleeding emergency. FAST is a STOP THE BLEED® course funded with grant support from the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) and developed by the Uniformed Services University’s National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health in collaboration with the American Red Cross. By adapting first aid techniques from combat for use by civilians, FAST empowers high school students with the skills and knowledge necessary to save the life of someone experiencing life-threatening bleeding. This education program is an integral part of S&T’s overall mission to help the nation prepare for and respond effectively to emergencies.

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