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Emergency Bleeding Control Training Coming to TLA Annual Conference

2019 March 11
by Naomi Ditullio

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. While emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible, bystanders are almost always there first. In the case of disaster and high-casualty incidents, emergency services are often spread thin. This is where Stop the Bleed comes in to play. This training program will teach you to stop severe bleeding and save a life!

“Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. Bystanders – including library staff – can take simple steps to keep the injured person alive until appropriate medical care is available.

This hands-on training event is being brought to you by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission through a partnership with the Capital Area Trauma Regional Advisory Council (CATRAC). The session can accommodate up to 200 attendees and will be taught by CATRAC trainers. Attendees will learn the initial steps needed to care for someone who is bleeding, how to apply a tourniquet to the arm or leg, and how to pack a wound and apply pressure to control bleeding.

Stop the Bleed: Emergency Bleeding Control Training
Wednesday April 17, 2019
9:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To ensure an appropriate number of trainers, please preregister by March 31 at bit.ly/stbtla .

Questions about the session? Please contact ld@tsl.texas.gov or call 1-800-252-9386 (toll-free in Texas).

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