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Be a Lifesaver This Fall and “Stop the Bleed”

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Antelope Valley Medical Center is presenting three "Stop the Bleed" classes this fall on at the Community Resource Center, 44151 15th St. West in Lancaster. Classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on:

  • Monday, Sept. 24
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27

“Stop the Bleed” is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma to teach the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. This training teaches participants to identify life-threatening bleeding and become equipped with critical skills to assist in an emergency. This includes:

  • How to apply direct pressure.
  • How and when to pack wounds.
  • How to apply a tourniquet.

The class is free, does not require any previous medical training, and includes an informational presentation as well as hands-on training.

“Stop the Bleed is a national campaign launched in response to mass casualty events,” said Jeremiah Johns, RN, the hospital’s trauma clinical coordinator. “The program is designed to empower bystanders to help in a bleeding emergency. With this course, the average person can save a life and help stabilize someone while waiting for paramedics to arrive.”

To register for the class, visit the hospital’s Facebook page and click on the Events tab.