Individuals from Logan County and Grady County will learn to STOP THE BLEED on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. The STOP THE BLEED initiative was started by the White House after the Sandy Hook tragedy. This is an effort to teach the general public how to stop life threatening bleeding and potentially save a live.
According to BleedingControl.org, “Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.”
“Unfortunately, we live in a world where active shootings and life threatening bleeding are occurring more frequently. Many people in the general public have taken CPR classes to be able to help someone suffering a heart attack, and now we are asking these same people to take bleeding control classes to help someone just as quickly,” says, EMS Medical Director and Emergency Physician Dr. Bill Worden.
Saturday, March 31 is the first ever National Stop the Bleed Day. This is a nationwide campaign that will provide training and education through local fire, EMS, police, and health care professionals. Courses are offered to the public throughout the United States.
Locally, Heartland Medical Direction has partnered with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, Guthrie Fire-EMS, Chickasha Fire-EMS, and Tuttle Fire-EMS to offer courses. This course will be taught in Guthrie, Crescent, Tuttle and Chickasha simultaneously via Webinar format beginning at 10 a.m. The primary site will be in Guthrie, at the First Baptist Church New Life Center.
For more information, please contact Dr. Bill Worden, Medical Director and Reserve Deputy Sheriff with the Logan County Sheriff’s Office. He can be reached at email@example.com or at 405-226-3404.