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    Stop the Bleed Kits -Training Available

    September 4, 2019

    As part of the national Stop the Bleed campaign, Geisinger CMC Trauma Services has developed a community outreach program for the general public on how to manage life threatening bleeding until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or first responders arrive.

    This “B-Con” course follows the program that was developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) from the Hartford Consensus group. The program is approximately 60 – 90 minutes in length and teaches the basic principles of bleeding control and tourniquet use until trained emergency providers arrive. The program is a combination of lecture, video, demonstration, and hands on skill stations using direct pressure, gauze packing, dressings, and tourniquets.

    This course is designed for Teachers, Day Care workers, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, Students, Food Service workers, and the general public.

    No prior first aid training is needed to take the class REGISTER NOW

    No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it’s important to quickly stop the blood loss.

    Remember to be aware of your surroundings and move yourself and the injured person to safety, if necessary.

    Call 911

    Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured alive until appropriate medical care is available. Here are three actions you can take to help save a life:

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