A special Stop The Bleed training course, presented in conjunction with the Upper Township Rescue Squad, is being offered this month for members of the Upper Township Business Association on Tuesday, April 27, at 6:30 pm.
For registration and additional information, see the UTBA Eventbrite page for details about this lifesaving skill.
Stop the Bleed training is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. With the significant increase in violence, an traumatic event can happen anywhere in public areas, but trauma can also occur in business, home, automobiles, ATV, motorcycle, and industrial accidents.
The training source was developed when the American College of Surgeons responded to the Boston Marathon bombings (in 2013). They decided to take initiative because there were several lives lost that could have been prevented by limb bleedings being controlled.
The American College of Surgeons' Stop The Bleed campaign has trained over 1 million people including students, teachers, and groups of the public in the community on how to apply a tourniquet, pack a wound, apply pressure to a wound in everyday situations to stop bleeding in order to prevent death from hemorrhage.
According to the American College of Surgeons, the Stop the Bleed campaign is “raising awareness of basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made and natural disasters.”
This training is part of this year’s series of UTBA professional development workshops for Business Association members. Most training will be with virtual Zoom sessions. However, with the need for hands-on training, the Stop the Bleed class is an in-person event.
The April 27 workshop will be presented by John Carter, a member of the Upper Township EMS Rescue Squad and a certified instructor for the Stop the Bleed program. The session will be held at the Upper Township Community Center, 1790 Route 50, Tuckahoe.
The class size is 10 and there is a limit of two attendees from each UTBA member business for this class. Masks, social distancing and other applicable COVID-19 protocols will be observed for this training. Additional sessions may be scheduled, depending on demand.
Advance registration is required for this workshop with the UTBA EB Page. Visit Upper-Twp-Business-Association.EventBrite.com.