September 17, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
113 New Krumkill Road
Albany, NY 12208
Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7PM
An opportunity for all!
Spend 60 minutes and learn life saving techniques for you or those around you in the case of an accident or an emergency of any type.
Learn how to “Stop the Bleed”! Explanations for recognizing life threatening bleeding and learning how to stop it. When seconds count, you could be the difference! Sponsored by Albany Medical Center’s Trauma Program. For more questions, email Cecelia or call 518-489-4706 x10
The Stop the Bleed course is designed to teach both health care providers and lay persons how to recognize and control life-threatening hemorrhage. When seconds count, you could be the difference. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma, accidental or otherwise. If you are properly trained, you can help save a life, including your own. The importance of training is emphasized in the 60 minute “Stop the Bleed” course. During the class, students are taught how to recognize life threatening bleeding, how to stop bleeding with their hands, dressings, and tourniquets, and are introduced to basic blood borne protection. This is a “hands-on” program, giving you the opportunity to practice these skills in simulation.
Though we hope we never have to utilize the training we receive, we cannot emphasize enough how important this program is, not just for medical professionals, but for lay persons as well. While mass shootings generate media attention, serious bleeding is more likely to result in injuries that may occur while at home, at work or on the road.
Please note that multiple Hemorrhage Control Kits have already been purchased and will be permanently available in our sanctuary next to the AED (automatic external defibrillator in the red box) and will be demonstrated at the course.
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Ed Jacobs, MD – Chair, Safety and Security Committee and Judy Avner, President