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It’s official. Luna Labs’ own, Ron Wenzel, has been chosen as a Stop the Bleed® ambassador to share his passion for bleeding control training with emergency healthcare professionals and civilians alike. He is also one of the chosen few to be selected as a Stop the Bleed instructor, a position attained only by those who are known and trusted in the trauma and emergency healthcare communities.

The Stop the Bleed Coalition is a public/private collaboration, led by the Department of Defense and other stakeholders, to increase awareness about the importance of bleeding control education.

Why is it important?

  • Uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths.
  • Approximately 40% of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to hemorrhage.
  • The average time to bleed out is 3-5 minutes.
  • The average time for first responders to arrive is 7-10 minutes.
(Source: About – Stop the Bleed Project)
 
Ambassadors help spread the word about how citizen bystanders, or immediate responders, can have a huge impact on saving the life of someone who is traumatically bleeding, perhaps from an accident or as the victim of a crime.

Ron is the ideal ambassador for Stop the Bleed initiatives. As a veteran of the US Coast Guard, Ron dedicated much of his military career to pre-deployment training, ensuring the readiness of crews for a full range of defensive tactics, physical preparedness, and combat lifesaver training. Today, he continues to provide combat first aid trainer services as part of his commitment to the very best in tactical combat casualty care (TCCC).

As Luna Labs’ Senior Product Sales Manager for TrueClot® bleeding control training products, Ron works directly with professional EMTs, police and fire departments, and military medics to ensure they are well-trained in emergency wound packing and proper tourniquet application. He also works with our global supply chain to bring the most realistic, hands-on training products and clotting blood simulant to healthcare professionals and civilians around the world.

Image of Ron Wenzel in uniform
USCG Chief Petty Officer Ron Wenzel. Bagram Afghanistan, 2011

Congratulations, Ron, for this acknowledgement of your influence in the field and commitment to Stop the Bleed education.

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