Frisbie Memorial Hospital to offer Stop the Bleed training to community

February 21, 2018

Frisbie Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and vascular surgeon Dr. Michael Southworth are teaming up to introduce Stop the Bleed, a nationwide awareness campaign that aims to “encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency,” whether from a vehicle accident, mass shooting, or home or work-related injury.

According to the National Academies of Science, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. A person with a life-threatening injury can die from blood loss within five minutes. By applying simple techniques to stop bleeding, a civilian bystander can greatly increase a person’s chance of survival.

Frisbie EMS will be offering to the community Stop the Bleed training, free of charge. Participants will learn how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and how to compress a bleeding vessel by applying pressure or dressing to the bleeding site, or by applying tourniquet(s) to stop the bleeding. A Frisbie paramedic and trained Stop the Bleed instructor will demonstrate how any bystander can apply bleeding control and emergency trauma dressings and tourniquet to control bleeding while waiting for professional first responders to arrive on scene.

Stop the Bleed training will be held at Frisbie’s Community Education & Conference Center. Registration is required and can be made by calling (603) 332-3100 ext. 8510.

Upcoming training dates (One-hour training, maximum 15 people per class):

Monday, March 26, 2018: 6:00 – 7:00pm and 7:00 – 8:00pm

Saturday, March 31, 2018: 8:00 – 9:00am, 9:15 – 10:15am, 11:30am – 12:30pm, and 12:30 – 1:30pm

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