Good Samaritan Teaches Community to Stop the Bleed
March 20, 2018
CHI Health Good Samaritan is offering a free one-hour Bleeding Control Basics (BCon) course on Tuesday evening, March 27 starting at 7 p.m. in the hospital’s West Tower Classroom. Because an injured person can die from blood loss within five minutes, Good Samaritan staff will teach the public how to identify a life-threatening bleed, compress, using a tourniquet if available, and control the bleeding until medical personnel arrives. In a critical situation, anyone–even a bystander–can stop the bleed and save a life.
Class size is limited. No previous first aid training required. For more information or to register, call (308) 865-7684.
Good Samaritan’s "Stop the Bleed" initiative has placed several tourniquet kits in high traffic areas around the area and educated other on how to create their own kits.
March 31 is National Stop the Bleed Day. To learn more, visit Stop the Bleed at www.bleedingcontrol.org.