Community welcome at free ‘Stop the Bleed’ class Nov. 2

UPDATE (4:34PM Oct. 29, 2019) – This event has been cancelled. Stay tuned for new date.

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 23, 2019) Do you know how to respond in a crisis? Traumatic bleeding injuries may occur as the result of a motor vehicle accident, severe weather event, or even an active shooter incident – but it’s important to realize that life-threatening injuries can happen anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re at home, at school, shopping, or playing, the actions you take between the time an injury occurs and when emergency help arrives can mean the difference between life and death.

A free community event called “Stop the Bleed” is set for 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, hosted by Texas Health Hospital Rockwall in partnership with the Royse City Chamber of Commerce.

The interactive program focuses on traumatic bleeding control – which includes instruction on how to apply a tourniquet, apply pressure, and pack wounds. Real life scenarios and examples are given to demonstrate how items found around you might help save a life. There will be a CPR demonstration at the end of the class.

The program will be held in Melody Room at Royse City City Hall, located at 305 N. Arch St. in Royse City. Everyone is welcome to attend, but it is recommended that children be at least 13 years of age.

“We hope that everyone will consider taking advantage of this free, hands-on class. Stop the Bleed was developed so that laypeople can take action in between the time an injury occurs and help arrives. Bystanders can make the difference in saving a life when minutes matter,” said Karen Casey, EMT-P, class instructor.

Those wishing to attend must register with the Royse City Chamber of Commerce.

If you are unable to attend, stay tuned to Texas Health Rockwall for additional classes in the future.

By Dawn Redig, Blue Ribbon News. Courtesy photos. Texas Health Hospital Rockwall is a Blue Ribbon News advertiser.  

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