March 31 is National Stop the Bleed Day.
Orange Regional Medical Center will offer free training courses in recognition of National Stop the Bleed Day on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Orange Regional Medical Center’s Conference Center, located at 707 East Main Street in Middletown. Stop the Bleed training sessions teach individuals how to recognize and control life-threatening hemorrhages using tourniquets and wound packing. The training at Orange Regional Medical Center is in partnership with Mobile Life, Town of Wallkill Emergency Management and Touro College.
All are welcome. No experience is necessary. Classes will be offered at 9:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. In addition to the ‘Stop the Bleed’ courses, the day will also feature a Citizen Preparedness Class happening at 10:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-888-321-6762.
One of the most common causes of preventable death after traumatic injury is uncontrolled bleeding. The Stop the Bleed campaign was created by a federal interagency workgroup convened by the National Security Council Staff of The White House to build resilience by better preparing the public to save lives. In doing so, raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies is accomplished.
The NY Citizen Preparedness Training Program provides residents with the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible. The training course is an introduction on how to respond to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.
For more information and to register for a Stop the Bleed class or the Citizen Preparedness Class, call Orange Regional Medical Center’s Health Connection Hotline at 1-888-321-6762 or visit www.ormc.org/rsvp and select Stop the Bleed in the drop down menu.