“Stop the Bleed” is a national initiative designed to provide bystanders with the tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding. Uncontrolled bleeding can result from man-made and natural disasters (e.g., active shooters, bombings, train derailments, earthquakes: and from everyday occurring emergencies (e.g., vehicle crashes, glass window accidents, power tool accidents).
Severe bleeding can kill within minutes before Emergency Medical Services or other public safety providers arrive. The person closest to you may be the only one who can “stop the bleed”.
AFTER THE TRAINING, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Explain the rationale for early use of tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding
- Demonstrate appropriate application of a tourniquet to an extremity
- Demonstrate applying direct pressure to a bleeding wound
- Demonstrate appropriate technique for wound packing
CLASSES AND TRAINING ARE FREE TO THE COMMUNITY
Training is from 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Wednesday, June 20 at Fire Station 82 Annex, 1800 N. Bronson Ave.
To sign up for the June 20 training, click here: REGISTER