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Freeman to Hold Stop the Bleed Training Thursday

The only thing more tragic than a death is a death that could have been prevented. Whether a car accident, fall or cut, the right skills for addressing a bleeding wound can make a big difference in the outcome for a victim.

Anyone can help save a life by learning how to STOP THE BLEED® in this free class.

Thursday is National Stop the Bleed Day, and May is National Stop the Bleed month. Freeman Health System Professional Development  is honoring the day with two training sessions.

What:                         Stop the Bleed Training

When:                         8:00 am – 9:00 am or 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Thursday, May 19

Where:                        Freeman East, 932 E. 34th Street, Joplin

Freeman Stop the Bleed instructors will provide free courses to the public Thursday, May 19. Space is still available in the classes which take place from 8:00 am to 9:00 am or from noon to 1:00 pm. No medical experience or training is necessary.

Leaders from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the ACS Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) support the campaign with a goal of training 200 million people worldwide to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding: apply pressure with hands, apply dressing and press, and apply a tourniquet.

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