Halifax Health to Host Stop the Bleed Training on March 31 - Free Training Teaches Bystanders How to Assist in Emergencies

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (March 19, 2018) – In recognition of National Stop the Bleed Day on March 31, Halifax Health will host a free, two-hour training class for those interested in being trained on how to help in a bleeding emergency before professional medical help arrives.  Led by Halifax Health’s trauma and emergency medicine team, this class will take place from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the France Tower at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, 303 N. Clyde Morris Boulevard.

Launched in October 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action.  Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.      

Statistics show the leading cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding.  According to StoptheBleedDay.org, 20 percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control. 

The official website of the Department of Homeland Security, dhs.gov, states, “No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.  Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.  According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.”

Stop the Bleed training is governed by the American College of Surgeons.  All those who receive training will be certified and receive a take-home tourniquet.  To RSVP for this class, contact Lindsay Martin, trauma program coordinator for Halifax Health, at 386.425.2358 or email lindsay.martin@halifax.org.  

Halifax Health

Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of healthcare services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, community hospital, freestanding emergency department, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, primary care walk-in clinics, a walk-in clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home healthcare agency, and an exclusive provider organization.  Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born as early as 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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