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Sierra Vista Offering Free Stop the Bleed Course for Community

Mar 14, 2018

What: Stop the Bleed: Learn the Basics of Bleeding Control

When: Saturday, March 31, 2018 (National Stop the Bleed Day)

Time: 10-11 a.m.

Where: Sierra Vista Auditorium, 1010 Murray Avenue in San Luis Obispo

Description: As San Luis Obispo’s designated Trauma Center, the team at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center is utilizing the “Stop the Bleed” program to educate the community on how to save lives. Emergent injuries can happen at any time and for a wide variety of reasons: home accidents, car crashes, bombs or mass shootings. According to the American College of Surgeons, uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable deaths resulting from a traumatic injury. Emergency responders can take up to eight minutes or longer to respond to a 911 call and deadly bleeding can cause death in 2-3 minutes. This course is designed to teach non-medically trained community members how to control bleeding while awaiting first responders. It’s important to know what steps can help reduce blood loss and help increase the chance of surviving a traumatic injury.

Our trauma team is offering this free training to all community members. Reserve your spot by calling 1-844-677-5929. No medical background required. Additional information can be found here: www.bleedingcontrol.org.

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