Stop the Bleed class offered

In honor of Stop the Bleed Month, recognized during the month of May, Van Diest Medical Center will be hosting a free community class entitled, Stop the Bleed℠.  The class is planned for Thursday at 6 p.m.

The class is intended for laypeople to learn the skills and basic tools necessary to stop uncontrolled bleeding in an emergency situation, according to hospital officials. The training involves bleeding control principles so that civilians are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to assume the care of an injured person once on the scene. With the proper training and intervention, lives can be saved in these circumstances.

Presenters of the class are General Surgeon Dr. Gayette Grimm and Nurse Educator Vicki Roby. This free class will be held in the Clinic Board Room at Van Diest Medical Center. Those interested in participating may register by contacting Nurse Educator Vicki Roby at 832-7891 or via email at vroby@vandiestmc.org.

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