On June 14, 2017, Rep. Steven Scalise (R-LA) was critically injured during a congressional baseball team practice when a shooter opened fire. His colleague, APMA member Rep. Brad Wenstrup, DPM (R-OH), was the first to reach Scalise and immediately applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.
Unfortunately, we live in a world in which active shooters, terrorist attacks, accidents, and other emergencies are all too common. Stop the Bleed®, an initiative of the American College of Surgeons, aims to educate the public about how to save a life in a bleeding emergency. Podiatrists are recognized as qualified instructors as part of the Stop the Bleed program, and APMA encourages its members to sign up to lead a local class, as well as to share information about Stop the Bleed with their colleagues, patients, family, and friends.
This page includes links to important information about the campaign to assist APMA members in their efforts: