06/18/2019 6:00 PM (CDT)
Learn How to Save a Life
Do you know what to do in the event of a serious injury? The first five minutes after an injury could mean the difference between life and death. Come and learn bleeding control techniques for everything from accidents at home to large-scale disasters at Stop the Bleed, a free training scheduled at Lake Regional Hospital.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that encourages members of the general public to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
Lake Regional’s Trauma nurse coordinator, Mariah Swinker, R.N., will teach participants techniques to compress and control life-threatening bleeding.
“Stop the Bleed 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, boating accident, knife laceration, power tool accident or lawn mower accident,” Swinker said.
The program at Lake Regional is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Call 573.348.8222 for more information.
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase trauma first aid kits at a reduced cost of $35. These kits also can be purchased at www.bleedingcontrol.org at the normal price of $69.