VIDEO: Health First, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Team Up To Save Lives With ‘Stop the Bleed’

By  //  September 1, 2016

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Program aims to educate residents in crucial situations

ABOVE VIDEO: Health First and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Thursday morning at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center to announce their partnership for the new program, “Stop the Bleed.”

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – In light of recent tragedies such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, where 49 lives were lost and every second counted, Health First and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office are working together to teach life-saving techniques to members of our community at no cost.

To that end, Health First and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference Thursday morning at Health First’s Holmes Regional Medical Center to announce their partnership for the new program, “Stop the Bleed.”

Bystanders are always the first on the scene when a traumatic injury occurs. Time is crucial when waiting for first responders to arrive.

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within a few minutes, so it’s important to “Stop the Bleed.”

“Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.

Health First trauma providers and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office have teamed up to offer hands-on courses teaching basic life-saving interventions such as using pressure, tourniquet application and hemostatic agents. Class includes a free tourniquet for each participant.

ABOVE VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey discusses the benefits to “Stop the Bleed” and the inspiration behind the program.

This two-hour course, Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con), is designed for non-healthcare professionals.

The classes are offered free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Health First Foundation, however, donations are being accepted to ensure the continuation of this life-saving training.

ABOVE VIDEO: Health First Trauma, Emergency Medical & Critical Care Instructor David Schmitt talks about the “Stop the Bleed” program.

All classes are held at Health First Education and Training Center, located at 3470 N. Harbor City Boulevard in Melbourne.

Courses are held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

• September 8
• September 22
• October 13
• October 27
• November 10
• December 8

Advance registration is required and space is limited. For more information or questions call 321-434-1972.

TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE 

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ABOVE MAP: All classes are held at Health First Education and Training Center, located at 3470 N. Harbor City Boulevard in Melbourne.


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