An injured person can die from blood loss within five minutes. To help equip residents with lifesaving training, Cleveland Clinic Akron General is offering a free class called “Stop the Bleed,” Saturday, Nov. 23, 1:30 p.m., at the Odom Boulevard Branch Library, 600 Vernon Odom Blvd.
“Stop the Bleed” training is part of a national awareness campaign to help encourage people to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency, because no matter how fast emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. The classes teach residents to apply pressure, dress or pack a wound, or use a tourniquet.
Specially trained Akron General emergency medicine personnel have been offering “Stop the Bleed” classes since December 2017, usually to groups such as schools, churches or workplaces. This is one of the first times it is being offered to the general public. The classes last about 90 minutes.
To register to attend, call Kathy Cern at (330) 344-7842 or email [email protected].