Halifax Health Offering Free Bleeding Control Basics Classes

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (February 26, 2019) – Through September, Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, in conjunction with BleedingControl.org, will present Stop the Bleed Training.  This free, one-hour training class led by members of Halifax Health’s trauma and emergency medicine team teaches participants bleeding control basics, including how to help in a bleeding emergency before professional medical help arrives.

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action 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 www.stopthebleedingcoalition.org, uncontrolled bleeding is a major cause of preventable deaths.  Approximately 40 percent of trauma-related deaths worldwide are due to bleeding or its consequences, establishing hemorrhage as the most common cause of preventable death in trauma.

Halifax Health first offered a bleeding control basics class last March as part of a one-day event recognizing National Stop the Bleed Day.  This year, classes will be offered on a monthly basis through September.  Classes are scheduled for the following dates at Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach, 303 North Clyde Morris Boulevard, France Tower, Conference Room F: 

  • April 11 at 11:00 a.m.
  • May 9 at 2:00 p.m.
  • June 13 at 11:00 a.m.
  • July 11 at 2:00 p.m.
  • August 8 at 11:00 a.m.
  • September 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Class size is limited to 20.

Stop the Bleed training is governed by the American College of Surgeons.  All those who receive training will receive a certificate of completion.  To register for training, go to www.halifaxhealth.org/stopthebleed.  For additional information, please call 386.425.4201.  

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, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, 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 III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks.  For more information, visit halifaxhealth.org.

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