Meridian Park PTSA Presents Free Training
January 15th, 2019 MP Library
STOP THE BLEED. SAVE A LIFE
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.
Blood loss is the leading cause of preventable death in multiple casualty events, like mass shootings, terrorist attacks and earthquakes. Significant external bleeding can also result from everyday events such as motorcycle crash, or industrial accident. Rapid control of bleeding at the scene of the event can be life-saving. That’s why we’re teaming up with volunteer coordinators Matt Alford, April Ingle, and Edmonds-based Disaster Medicine Project to train MP families to be informed bystanders.
This free 1.5 hour course teaches basic life-saving medical interventions, including a brief Active Shooter preparedness presentation and methods to control bleeding. Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Understand the principles of your response during an active shooter event.
- Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
- Demonstrate wound packing and learn about topical hemostatic dressings.
- Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.
If you are interested in signing up for this event, please contact April Ingle at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have space for 30 participants (adults only, please). Our intention is to offer this monthly for the rest of the school year, so if you don’t make this class, you will first for the next one on February 5th following the PTSA meeting. We look forward to serving you and strengthening our community!