J705

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2021, as Stop the Bleed Month in the State of New York

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J705



Senate Resolution No. 705

BY: Senator RIVERA

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 2021, as Stop the Bleed Month in the State of
New York

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in recognizing
official months established to increase awareness of serious issues that
affect the lives of all New Yorkers; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2021, as Stop the Bleed Month
in the State of New York, in conjunction with the observation of
National Stop the Bleed Month; and

WHEREAS, Launched in October 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed
is a national awareness campaign and call to action as accidental injury
is a leading cause of death in New York and uncontrolled hemorrhage is a
leading cause of preventable traumatic death; and

WHEREAS, May 2021, marks the third annual National Stop the Bleed
Month dedicated to highlighting the importance of Stop the Bleed
training, and providing the public with information and education
through local fire, EMS, and health care professionals; and

WHEREAS, In rural settings, up to 80% of deaths occur in the
pre-hospital setting, commonly from either fatal injuries or
uncontrolled hemorrhage; and

WHEREAS, Much like training of the general public in CPR and use of
automatic defibrillators, bystanders can become heroic lifesavers, and
by improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding, can
make the difference between life and death of an injured person; and

WHEREAS, The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma has
put significant emphasis on the development and availability of bleeding
control training programs to enable the public to respond to victims of
a trauma event to stop or slow life-threatening bleeding until
professional emergency responders arrive; and

WHEREAS, Bleeding control training programs should be available to
the public and bleeding control equipment should be readily available in
public and private locations so people can easily and rapidly access
equipment; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 2021, as Stop the
Bleed Month in the State of New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, That copies of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York; and the New York Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

actions

  • 28 / Apr / 2021
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 04 / May / 2021
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 04 / May / 2021
    • ADOPTED

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