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Our next Stop The Bleed class for the public is scheduled for August 25th from 6 to 8 pm in the Charles R. Hooks Education Center on our campus at 7111 Five Forks Drive (77379).To sign up click here.
To take a look and pictures and videos from our last class click here.
When we announced our last class it filled up in 90 minutes. We doubled the size of that class and it filled up in 45 minutes. Why is this class so popular? Because it provides practical, easy to learn skills that could save your life, the life of a loved one or anyone who is injured and is bleeding severely.
For years, CCEMS Tactical Medics have been teaching Bleeding Control (B-Con) skills to police officers and firefighters. The reason is that sometimes they arrive first on a trauma scene such as a multiple vehicle accident and time is critical with severe bleeding. A patient can bleed out and die in less than 5 minutes and our average response time, while considered excellent, is 8 minutes. Now, manufactured tourniquets are carried in many fire trucks and police cars.
But before ANY first responder arrives there are always bystanders (potential immediate responders) on the scene (like the people who call 9-1-1). The next logical step is to teach these skills to the public and make the training as commonplace as CPR training (we offer that, too).
The free two-hour training course provides lifesaving tools for car wrecks, shootings, stabbings, industrial and home accidents such as a fall or severe cut from a power tool. Until Helps Arrives, YOU ARE THE HELP. Knowing how to use a manufactured tourniquet, pack a wound and apply correct pressure saves lives.
AND, now CCEMS is the only ground EMS system in the country that carries blood products in the field (both packed red blood cells and fresh plasma) 24/7/365. But a transfusion only works on patients who are still alive and that’s where this training come into play.
On August 25th in the same location we are also holding a blood drive to help bolster the area’s blood supply. The drive will run from 2:30 to 7 pm. If you’d like to donate blood before you go to the Stop The Bleed Class click here to make your appointment online.
An interesting note, in January we were the 35th class in the country to be taught under the new Bleeding Control system of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Our August Class is number 2,488 in the U.S.!!! The momentum is growing.