When emergencies happen, time is crucial: a person can bleed to death in five to eight minutes. Yet any bystander, at mass shootings, bombings, vehicle crashes, or in home injuries, can be trained to save lives while awaiting EMS or medical help. “Stop the Bleed,” a program of the American College of Surgeons, teaches lay persons these techniques.
Temple Chai will offer “Stop the Bleed,” free and open to the community, on Tuesday, June 18 from 7-9 p.m. at 15316 Huebner, Building 3. It will be taught by University of Texas Health Science Center-SA Department of Surgery physicians and nurses. Advance registration required at 210.340.2090 or at www.templechaisa.org/STB . Course limited to 60 participants; additional workshops are planned in the future.
Participants will learn situational awareness, trauma and wound care, manual compression, use of tourniquets and basic first aid. Information on the “Run, Hide, Fight” protocol and a “Stop the Bleed” basic kit is part of this program. Participants practice life-saving techniques – under the direction of Ronald M. Stewart, MD, Dept. of Surgery chair, the Division of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, UTHSC-SA. For more information, call Temple Chai, 210.340.2090.