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First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST)

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First Aid for Severe Trauma™ (FAST™) A person can die from severe blood loss in less than 5 minutes. Would you know what to do if faced with a life-threatening bleeding emergency? Learn bleeding control skills with First Aid for Severe Trauma (FAST), a national STOP THE BLEED® course from the American Red Cross. While FAST is available for anyone, the course and digital materials will be offered at no charge to high school students under the age of 19. FAST Course Content •FAST is the first national STOP THE BLEED® course designed specifically for high school students, but anyone can take the course and benefit from the training. •You can save a life: Preparing for bleeding emergencies; recognizing that a bleeding emergency exists; emergency action steps; deciding to act in an emergency. •Safety in emergency situations: Keeping yourself safe in an emergency; helping others to safety; violent situations. •Communicating in emergency situations: Communication basics; communicating with others at the scene; communicating with the emergency dispatcher. •Caring for a person with life-threatening bleeding: Using pressure to stop bleeding; applying direct pressure; using a tourniquet; after the bleeding stops.

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