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Stop the Bleed class offered May 30 

Paso Robles Senior Center.

Paso Robles Senior Center.

–The Paso Robles Senior Center is hosting Stop the Bleed, a free class for designed to teach non-medically trained community members how to control bleeding while awaiting first responders. The class will be held on Thursday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Senior Center. The Paso Robles Senior Center is located at 270 Scott Street and can be reached at (805) 237-3880.

The class is presented by Twin Cities Community Hospital. No reservations are needed, just show up!

The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before medical professionals arrive. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by teaching individuals how to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations. The Bleeding Control Basics course gives participants the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder.

About Senior Volunteer Services

Senior Volunteer Services (SVS) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that designs, coordinates and manages programs that link senior volunteers with organizations needing volunteers in San Luis Obispo and Northern Santa Barbara Counties. In addition to its Retired Senior Volunteer Program of the Central Coast (RSVP) and Project Lifesaver program, SVS provides direct management and oversight of the operation, staff and volunteers of the Paso Robles Senior Center. SVS works hand-in-hand with the City of Paso Robles who owns and maintains the Senior Center building.

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News staff of the Paso Robles Daily News wrote and edited this story from local contributors and press releases. Scott Brennan is the publisher of this newspaper and founder of Access Publishing. Connect with him on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, or follow his blog. He can be reached at scott@pasoroblesdailynews.com.