Would you know how to “Stop the Bleed” if your loved one had a deep laceration causing severe bleeding?
The Cooper University Health Care Department of Trauma is offering free “Stop the Bleed” training as part of a national initiative aimed at putting knowledge gained by first responders and the military into the hands of the public to help save lives during times of disaster.
“Death from the bleeding of a major artery can occur within minutes, even before first responders can respond,” said Brian Collins, CEM, EMT-P, EMS Outreach Coordinator at Cooper University Health Care.
The Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) program is a two-hour course that teaches non-clinical laypersons how to apply tourniquets, pack a wound, and open a victim’s airway. Attendees can expect to learn how to manage life-threatening bleeding in themselves or another person, whether they are home or at an accident scene. Life-threatening bleeding can occur anytime, anywhere.
Classes take place every other Wednesday, beginning Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, 401 South Broadway in Camden.
“Bleeding to death is preventable,” said Collins. “With B-Con training, countless lives will have a fighting chance at survival. Just as we save lives through CPR, we can save more lives by controlling severe bleeding.”
All Cooper employees are encouraged to register, as well as community members, schools, businesses, and civic organizations in the area.
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For more information about the “Stop the Bleed” initiative, visit http://www.bleedingcontrol.org.
To register for classes or for more information, please email StoptheBleed@CooperHealth.edu and include a message with your name and the date of the class for which you are registering.