Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Learn how to ‘Stop the Bleed’ with these classes

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Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services and Sentara have partnered up to host free emergency situation training classes — “Stop the Bleed.”

According to a news release, “Stop the Bleed” will teach people how to react in an emergency situation that requires stabilizing someone who is bleeding uncontrollably until first responders arrive.

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According to the American College of Surgeons, “civilians need basic training in bleeding control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person.”

For those who are interested in participating in “Stop the Bleed” or who want more information about scheduling classes for their business or organization,  email vbems.stopthebleed@gmail.com.

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