Community Members Encouraged to learn Stop the Bleed techniques in April
Santa Rosa, Calif. (March 28, 2023) – In honor of Injury Prevention Month, Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital is hosting a series of Stop the Bleed courses in April. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from a serious accident, traumatic event or disaster. The public is encouraged to attend this training to learn how to stop bleeding until medical care arrives.
“As we continue to witness or experience injuries from accidents or natural catastrophes and unexpected violence in our daily lives, we know that a bleeding injury can happen anywhere and being prepared is key,” said Brooke Brand, injury prevention coordinator at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. “By training our community members, we can transform them from witnesses to immediate responders and save more lives.”
One-hour classes will be held on Wednesday, April 12 at 10:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Additional sessions are available on Thursday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.; 12:00 p.m.-12:55 p.m. and 1 p.m.-2 p.m. Classes will be held in Conference Room C, located adjacent to the cafeteria at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
Classes are offered at no cost to the public. Registration is required and classes are limited to 10 participants. Individuals can sign up by calling 707-483-5209.
In addition to hosting these upcoming classes for community members, Brand has hosted courses for the Sonoma County Office of Education, Santa Rosa City School District, and individual school campus administrators, faculty, and staff. Santa Rosa Memorial donated a total of 75 kits to the schools to ensure nearly 200 classrooms have tourniquets and other life-saving equipment in their first aid/emergency bags.
About Providence Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
Providence, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital is a nonprofit, full-service, 338-bed health care facility. Services include cancer, cardiac, critical care, emergency/a level II trauma center, maternity and infant care; neurosciences; orthopaedics; pediatrics, the neonatal intensive care nursery, and more. The hospital works collaboratively with other hospitals within Providence, as well as numerous outpatient facilities, affiliated physicians, home and community care, and Providence Medical Group providers, to ensure patients receive the highest level of care, close to home. For more information, visit www.providence.org.
About Stop The Bleed
STOP THE BLEED is the result of a collaborative effort led by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) to bring knowledge of bleeding control to the public. To learn more, visit StopTheBleed.org.