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Stop The Bleed

April 17


Hospital teaching residents how to stop life-threatening bleeding in an emergency.
Free classes planned for Feb. 20 and April 17 at Beaumont in Trenton.

With mass shootings a potential danger at anytime and anywhere, Beaumont Hospital-Trenton is teaching residents techniques to help save lives.

The hospital is offering a one-hour class on how to respond in an emergency situation in which someone might bleeding to death.

“Stop the Bleed” classes will be held at 9 a.m. and at 5 p.m. Feb. 20, March 20 and April 17 at the hospital, 5450 Fort St.

According to organizers, the classes are designed to teach the public how to assist in a bleeding emergency, whether caused by a violent act, a vehicular accident or a calamity at home or work.

The classes are free.

“The skills we teach are applicable to any bleeding emergency,” Kathy Franzen, trauma program manager, said. “We’ll show you how to spot life-threatening bleeding, how to apply nonstop pressure to a bleeding wound, when to use a tourniquet and how to apply one, and how to pack a wound to stop bleeding. You don’t need any prior medical training to learn these lifesaving skills.”

According to the National Trauma Institute, traumatic injury is the No. 1 cause of death for those ages 1 to 46.

Bleeding is a leading cause of death from injuries, often in situations where emergency medical care arrives too late to help the victim.

Call Franzen to register at 734-642-2123.

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