During a crisis, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. This Stop the Bleed class teaches you simple actions to stop life-threatening blood loss, enabling you immediately to help save a life.
The course combines lecture and hands-on skills training. In it, you’ll learn how to:
You don’t need any prior medical knowledge or training to take the course.
The one-time course provides you with the knowledge and skills to help save a life. All age groups can attend. Everyone receives a certificate at the end of the course.
Courses will be held at the Health Information Center Conference Room. You’ll find the Health Information Center off the hospital’s main lobby, across from the cafeteria. Visit this link for information about directions and parking.
All classes are held from 5:30-6:30 pm.
Register for one of these upcoming classes:
All courses are free of charge.
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 first care.
According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.
Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. The Stop the Bleed campaign cultivates grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
For more information, contact Debi Tuggle, Trauma Services coordinator, at DTuggle@utmck.edu.