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Training Bystanders to Save Lives

Aug 13, 2019

Nacogdoches Medical Center teaching life-saving techniques

Stop the Bleeding classNacogdoches, Texas – A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. That’s why it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. "Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to encourage, empower and equip bystanders to act quickly until professional help arrives. Bystanders can take simple steps to keep the injured person alive until appropriate medical care is available. Texas House Bill 496 recently passed legislation requiring bleeding control training at all public schools. Nacogdoches Medical Center (NMC) is hosting Stop the Bleed courses at area schools to train employees in the latest life-saving techniques.

Stop the Bleeding class“We have had such amazing feedback from these courses,” said Chris Klingenberg, MD, clinical director of emergency services for NMC. “We have reached over 17 different schools and two police stations in just two days. After attending the course, high school employees, from security officers to nursing staff, walked away with hands-on bleeding control skills that they can share with their students.”

Additional Stop the Bleed classes are scheduled at NMC for the Fall.

  • August 22 – 5pm to 7pm
  • September 26 – 5pm to 7pm
  • October 17 – 5pm to 7pm
  • November 14 – 5pm – 7pm
  • December 12 – 5pm – 7pm

For more information, go email Leigh Anne Carver at Leighanne.Carver@tenethealth.com or call 936-553-0598.

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