Stop the Bleed
Jul 17, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Heart Hospital Conference Room
1924 Alcoa Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
During a crisis, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. This class will teach people of all ages how to take simple actions immediately to help save a life.
The course is part lecture and part hands-on skills training. In it, you'll learn how to:
- Recognize bleeding that is life-threatening
- Apply direct pressure to wounds
- Pack a wound
- Apply a tourniquet
The course includes a PowerPoint presentation, as well as hands-on skills training in applying direct pressure to wounds, wound packing and tourniquet application.
No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary. The course is designed as a one-time certification to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to help save a life. The course is designed for all age groups.
Courses will be held at The University of Tennessee Medical Center's Heart Hospital Conference Room.
A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes; therefore, it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide the first level of care.