Twin Cities offering free, ‘Stop the Bleed’ course
–On Saturday, March 30 from 10-11 a.m., the teams at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center and Twin Cities Community Hospital are utilizing the “Stop the Bleed” program to help educate the community on how to save lives. Sierra Vista is verified as a Level III Trauma Center and is San Luis Obispo County’s designated Trauma Center. The event will be held at both hospitals, in the Twin Cities Community Hospital, Founders’ Pavilion Conference Room at 1220 Las Tablas Road in Templeton, or in the Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center Auditorium, located at 1010 Murray Avenue in San Luis Obispo.
Emergent injuries can happen at any time and for a wide variety of reasons: home accidents, car crashes, bombs or mass shootings. According to the American College of Surgeons, uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable deaths resulting from a traumatic injury. Emergency responders can take up to eight minutes or longer to respond to a 911 call and deadly bleeding can cause death in 2-3 minutes. This course is designed to teach non-medically trained community members how to control bleeding while awaiting first responders. It’s important to know what steps can help reduce blood loss and help increase the chance of surviving a traumatic injury. With the right training, you can help save lives!
The teams at Sierra Vista and Twin Cities are offering this free training to all community members. Reserve your spot by calling (805) 546-7823 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. No medical background required.