Contact: Emily Weatherly
Cuero Regional Hospital will host a free community class “Stop the Bleed” on May 22 at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the hospital’s education classroom. Due to hands on interaction with the instructors, class attendance is limited to the first 30 attendees. May is National Stop the Bleed Month and May 23 is National Stop the Bleed Day. Attendees can learn how to stop major bleeding in three simple ways by taking a bleeding control course.
“The only thing more tragic than a death is a death that could have been prevented. The help given by a bystander can often make the difference between life and death, even before professional rescuers arrive. Everyone should know how to recognize life-threatening bleeding and be able to take the appropriate steps to control bleeding until help arrives,” said Judy Mazak, BSN, RN, CEN, Emergency Department Director and Trauma Program Manager at Cuero Regional Hospital.
According to the website bleedingcontrol.org, the ‘Stop the Bleed’ campaign was initiated by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff, The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of the basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.
Advances made by military medicine and research in hemorrhage control during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have informed the work of this initiative which exemplifies translation of knowledge back to the homeland to the benefit of the general public.