CCH Offering Stop the Bleed Classes to Community Members and Local Organizations
Columbus Community Hospital wants to help people save lives. That’s why it offers Stop the Bleed, a national program that teaches members of the public how to control massive bleeding.
Uncontrolled bleeding can cause death within minutes and blood loss is responsible for 35 percent of pre-hospital deaths. In situations when emergency response is delayed – such as natural disasters or mass casualty events – it becomes particularly important for everyday citizens to know how to stop bleeding.
The Stop the Bleed program teaches people how to properly use dressings, tourniquets and their own hands to control bleeding, regardless of the cause. Columbus Community Hospital started offering Stop the Bleed education last year.
Stop the Bleed classes are available upon request to community members and organizations such as civic groups, church groups, Boy Scout troops, Girl Scout troops, 4-H clubs, student councils, sporting clubs or simply groups of friends.
Classes last about an hour, depending on the number of participants and they include lecture and hands-on practice with tourniquets and pressure dressings. They are similar to Basic Life Support classes and are taught at a comprehensive level so people with no medical background can understand the material and use it to save lives.
By educating and empowering citizens, the Stop the Bleed program hopes to prevent all deaths from uncontrollable bleeding.
To sign up for a Stop the Bleed class or to set up a Stop the Bleed course for your organization, contact Sam Lozos, CCH’s trauma program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402-562-3192.
For more information on Stop the Bleed, visit our Stop the Bleed