We all know the importance of learning CPR to be prepared in case of an emergency situation. But do you know how to stop massive bleeding? A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Mercy Trauma Services is participating in a national initiative called Stop the Bleed. This awareness campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency until professional help arrives.
As part of this initiative, Mercy Trauma Services is offering a free Stop the Bleed class to the community on Monday, February 11th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Mercy Medical Center in the hospital’s Mercy Hall Auditorium, 1320 Mercy Drive N.W., Canton. Mercy staff members use a hands-on approach to teach participants how to apply direct pressure, pack wounds and use tourniquets. The Stop the Bleed class is important for everyone in the community – the training and skills learned in this class are vital to potentially saving someone’s life.
Registration is required as spaces are limited. To RSVP for the February 11th class, or to bring a free Stop the Bleed program to your group or organization, call 330-489-1000 ext. 3546 or e-mail David.Morris@cantonmercy.org.