Stop the Bleed Course - Mercy Hospital
Mercy Hospital is continuing to work with the national public service campaign Stop the Bleed® to better prepare bystanders in the event of bleeding emergencies.
According to the National Trauma Institute, more than 180,000 people die each year in the U.S. from traumatic injuries. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, which in many cases is before emergency responders can get there. Bystanders are often the first on the scene, equipping them with the skills and knowledge necessary to provide immediate bleeding control to victims can save lives.
What to expect
Goals of the Stop-the-Bleed Initiative:
- Ensure that bystanders have skills and knowledge to provide immediate bleeding control to victims at the scene of an event.
- Advocate for bleeding control supplies to be located in all public gathering locations next to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).
- Incorporate bleeding control education into our schools and workplaces.
Mercy Trauma Services team members are offering free classes for healthcare providers, schools, churches, local businesses and virtually any organization. Prior medical training is not required. We will be offering several train-the-trainer courses throughout the year as well. Please consider getting involved with this very important initiative.
If you want to know how to get involved, schedule a class, or have a question about the program, please contact Heather Galang, Trauma Program Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763-236-67973.
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