STOP THE BLEED program at RAMC
Tuesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Classes start every hour, on the hour, from 7am to 6pm and last one hour
Location - RAMC Conference Room, 2000 N. Dewey Avenue, Reedsburg
Program is free (trauma kit may be purchased from our gift shop)
We’re giving away one Trauma Kit each day
Pre-registration not required
If you have questions call Carmen Mihlbauer-Luther, Director of Critical Care at RAMC (608)768-6222
RAMC is proud to announce that in celebration of ER nurses week, the ER Nurses at RAMC will be offering the Stop the Bleed education for their peers at RAMC, and for area residents.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.
One of the Stop the Bleed campaign goals is to encourage the general public to acquire the skills and confidence to control bleeding in emergency situations, such as a life-threatening injury from a motor vehicle collision, a stab wound or gunshot wound. In many instances, a bystander acts as the first responder and is the first point of contact in the chain of survival. The Stop the Bleed concept is similar to those who have received CPR or automatic defibrillator training.
Launched in October 2015, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. The campaign is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency.
On October 9 and 10 every hour on the hour, there will be a Stop the Bleed class offered from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM in the Conference Room in the main lobby at RAMC. Each class will last one hour. Stop the Bleed kits will be available for purchase at cost. Program is Free (trauma kit may be purchased from our gift shop). There will also be a drawing to give away one stop the bleed kit each day to participants.
During a Stop the Bleed training, participants will learn how to:
- Determine if an area is safe to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance.
- Identify any nearby tools to assist such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding.
- Use one’s hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding.
- Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding.
- Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding.
- Keep the victim calm until help arrives.
No prior registration is required. We look forward to sharing this education with you. For questions or concerns you can call The Director of Critical Care at RAMC Carmen Mihlbauer-Luther at 608-768-6222.