Trinity Health has scheduled a “Stop the Bleed” training session October 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Health Center Riverside, 1900 8th Avenue SE.
To register or for more information, call Trinity Health Trauma Services at 701-857-5700 by October 9. A $20 fee may be paid at the time of the class. Each student will receive a Bleeding Control Kit upon completion of the class.
Stop the Bleed is a national initiative that empowers community members to take lifesaving action if quickly needed, regardless of the situation or cause of severe bleeding. Class participants learn the basics of stopping uncontrolled bleeding due to a car crash, farm accident, or everyday emergency.
“Someone who is severely bleeding can bleed to death in as little as five minutes. In fact, bleeding is the #1 cause of preventable death after an injury,” said Rhonda Gunderson, RN, BSN, Trinity Health’s Trauma Program Manager. “The skill of being able to control bleeding until help arrives could save a life.”