Stop the Bleed: Become Certified and Help Save a Life this May

May is Stop the Bleed Month and Valley View is hosting a series of free, hands-on classes in May to teach the knowledge and tools necessary to stabilize an injured person and control severe bleeding until first responders arrive on the scene.

Stop the Bleed classes will be held every Wednesday in the month of May (May 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2024) at Valley View Hospital, Conference Room 2A, from 5:30-7 p.m. Advanced registration is required. Email to register. Upon class completion, each attendee will be officially Stop the Bleed certified.

Stop the Bleed is one of the nation’s largest public health campaigns, designed to enhance anyone’s ability to take decisive, lifesaving action to assist victims with traumatic injuries such as open wounds, gunshots or bleeding injuries as a result of accidents.

Under the leadership of the Department of Defense, the Stop the Bleed campaign takes the lessons learned on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan and translates military’s techniques for treating traumatic injuries involving severe bleeding into a hands-on course that empowers people to control bleeding until first responders arrive.

Volunteers teach Stop the Bleed classes throughout the nation. At Valley View, classes will be led by Carly deBeque, RN, Valley View’s Trauma Program Manager.

Classes are open to those over the age of 12 and teach participants how to use a tourniquet and how to locate important anatomical locations of life-threatening bleeding. deBeque encourages everyone, and in particular students, to attend a May event. (Certification is great for college resumes.) Backcountry athletes are also encouraged to take part in certification, as uncontrolled bleeding in remote locations can result in poor outcomes.

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