During a crisis, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. This class will teach you 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
No prior medical knowledge or training is necessary to take the course.
The course is designed as a one-time certification to provide you with the knowledge and skills to help save a life. The course is designed for all age groups.
Location and Class Times
Location: Courses will be held at UT Medical Center Heart Hospital Conference Room. Visit this link forinformation about directions and parking.
Time: All classes are held from 6 – 7:30 pm
Learn More About Stop the Bleed
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. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
For More Information
For more information, contact Deborah Tuggle, Trauma Services coordinator, at 865-305-5739.