Hunter College Schools
The ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding in someone who is injured and effectively assist that person can save a life. A person can bleed to death in under five minutes, and it often takes longer than that for medical personnel to arrive. Members of the public can be the difference between life and death in a trauma situation if they know what to do. STOP THE BLEED is a program that teaches basic bleeding-control techniques including wound packing and tourniquet applications. This program is usually taught to medical students however we have the opportunity for Hunter College students to learn these techniques in classes taught by physicians from Weill Cornell Medicine. There is also the option to receive a certificate at the end of the training.
During Stop the Bleed training, you will learn how to:
Determine if an area is safe for you to proceed toward a victim to provide assistance
Identify any nearby tools to assist you such as a publicly placed bleeding control kit or everyday items that can be used to control bleeding.
Use your hands to apply direct pressure at the site of the wound to stop bleeding
Pack a deep wound with cloth or gauze to control bleeding
Correctly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb to stop bleeding
Keep the victim calm until help arrives
|05 Nov 2019 01:00 PM ET
|05 Nov 2019 03:00 PM ET
|Thomas Hunter (TH) 208
|Northwest corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue. The entrance is located on Lexington, between 68th Street and 69th Street
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