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Keep Your Keys + Stop the Bleed

Lake Regional Health System will offer back-to-back health talks Monday, Oct 14: Keep Your Keys is a driver safety course geared toward people 55 and older, and Stop the Bleed prepares members of the general public to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Both events will take place at Lake Regional Hospital.

In Keep Your Keys, beginning at 1 p.m., Kassie Campbell, R.N., BSN, Trauma Outreach coordinator for MU Health Care, will cover such topics as how to stay medically and physically fit to drive, how to prepare for driving retirement and how to stay safe while on the road.

In Stop the Bleed, immediately following Keep Your Keys, Mariah Swinker, R.N., Lake Regional’s Trauma nurse coordinator, will teach participants techniques to control life-threatening bleeding. This training prepares people to help in mass casualty incidents, as well as in situations where only a few or even just one person is injured — for example, in a car accident or power tool accident.

These trainings are free and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information, call 573.348.8222. Attendees will have the option of purchasing trauma first aid kits at a reduced cost of $35. These kits are available at bleedingcontrol.org for $69.

Start time: 1:00 PM
End time: 3:00 PM
Location: Lake Regional Hospital, 54 Hospital Drive, Osage Beach
Cost: Free
Contact: Community Outreach
Phone: 573.348.8222