Learn How to Save a Life at Bronson’s “Stop the Bleed” Class
Many of us have learned the basics of CPR or the Heimlich maneuver to be prepared to act in a life threatening emergency, but would you know what to do if someone was injured and losing a significant amount of blood? Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from a trauma and can be caused by any number of injuries. Massive bleeding injuries can happen at home, during summer leisure activities like boating or working outside, or from unfortunate events like an active shooter or explosion. The first few minutes before medical help arrives can be crucial to saving a life.
Bronson Methodist Hospital, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is offering free education as part of a nationwide “Stop the Bleed” campaign. The purpose of the class is to educate people in our community on what to do immediately after someone suffers a grave injury and is losing blood.
By knowing the basic bleeding control techniques, community members can be more prepared to step up and help, should a tragedy occur. During the class, participants will learn techniques to stop massive bleeding including applying a tourniquet and proper dressings.
If you or your organization are interested in learning more or signing up for a free class, contact Cheryl Stevenson, registered nurse and injury prevention coordinator at Bronson Methodist Hospital at (269) 341-6915 or email@example.com.