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Hendrick Health offers Stop the Bleed training

Hendrick Health offers Stop the Bleed training

Stopping a life-threatening bleed before medical first responders arrive in an emergency may help the survival rate of victims of a traumatic injury. To educate the public on knowing what to do in such a situation, Hendrick Health offers Stop the Bleed training.

The training is designed to help bystanders respond to a major bleeding injury due to a variety of events, such as a mass shooting, natural disaster, vehicle crash or injury in an industrial or agricultural setting. The program is taught by Hendrick Health medical professionals who have been certified as Stop the Bleed instructors.

The Stop the Bleed campaign is the result of multiple U.S. private healthcare associations and federal agencies collaborating to develop a public awareness campaign on how to provide aid during a bleeding emergency, similar to a CPR campaign for cardiac emergencies. The campaign was launched in October 2015 by the White House office of the U.S. president. Some of the training is based on research of military first responders’ advances in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Participants attending the Stop the Bleed training program learn important life-saving strategies, including how to use materials on hand, such as a belt or T-shirt, and items in a bleeding control kit to stem blood flow. The free training class is approximately 60 to 90 minutes and can be conducted at a business, group meeting or school.

To arrange for Stop the Bleed training, contact a Hendrick Health instructor at 325-670-3554 or