Davis Regional Medical Center to offer Stop the Bleed course on May 23

Posted at 1:45 PM on May 9, 2019

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Davis Regional Medical Center will offer a Stop the Bleed course for the community on Thursday, May 23, in conjunction with National Stop the Bleed Day.

To accommodate busy schedules, classes are offered throughout the day at 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. Reservations are requested.

Stop the Bleed was motivated by the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School as well as other tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years. Typically, victims of these types of incidents suffer from severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death. The leaders who began this initiative concluded that lives could be saved by providing the skills and basic tools to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation. Individuals who benefit from the training are people who may be called upon to provide initial trauma care and bleeding control in a traumatic injury but who have little or no medical training.

This training will give participants basic training to use until a first-responder arrives on the scene and is able to take over care of the injured person. The focus of the training is on the immediate response to bleeding, how to recognize life-threatening bleeding, and appropriate ways to stop bleeding. The help given by someone immediately, before professional responders arrive, can often make the difference between life and death.

The interactive training will be taught by John Freudenberg, Davis Regional EMS coordinator, and other certified instructors which include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and registered nurses.

The Stop the Bleed initiative is led by The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. Their mission is to educate, inform, and empower the 300 million citizens of the United States on how to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.

“Often times, the need to provide life-saving medical care can occur without warning and, as such, it’s critical that we fully prepare ourselves with the basic skillsets needed in an emergency situation,” Davis Regional Josh Snow said in a news release.

Registration

For more information or to reserve your space, please call 704-838-7500. Be sure to leave your name, telephone number, and the class time you prefer. The training is also offered, upon request, to area churches, school personnel, civic organizations, and other interested groups.

About Davis Regional Medical Center

Founded in 1920, Davis Regional is a 144-bed, acute care hospital serving Statesville and the surrounding counties. Davis Regional offers a wide range of health care services, with more than 300 physicians on staff in a variety of specialty areas. Learn more at www.DavisRegional.com

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