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Posted on: March 15, 2018

[ARCHIVED] March 31 - National Stop the Bleed Day - Public Classes Being Offered

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The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, along with Northern Arizona Healthcare - Trauma Services, Highlands Fire Department and numerous other public service agencies are hosting the 2018 National Stop the Bleed Day in the Flagstaff area on Saturday March 31st.  There are several classes scheduled throughout the day and throughout the Flagstaff area.  Community members are invited to attend to receive training on how to stop life threatening bleeding.

Uncontrolled bleeding from any cause can result in death in as little as five minutes. The Stop the Bleed course was designed and is endorsed by the American College of Surgeons to teach the public basic techniques to control bleeding using hands, dressings and tourniquets.  The training consists of a class room presentation followed by hands on practice of how to apply items such as tourniquets, pressure dressings, and hemostatic gauze.  The skills taught are useful in any type of traumatic injury resulting in sudden and rapid blood loss.

The following is a list of times and locations for the National Stop the Bleed Day, March 31st, in Flagstaff and the surrounding areas. The course is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.

8 am - 10 am    McGee Auditorium at Flagstaff Medical Center, 1200 N Beaver St

10 am -12 pm   Cooper Auditorium at the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, 911 E Sawmill Rd

1 pm – 3 pm     Hirsch Community Center at Highlands Fire Station #23, 3350 Old Munds Highway

3 pm – 5 pm     McGee Auditorium at Flagstaff Medical Center, 1200 N Beaver St

For questions or to register for any of the listed classes, please contact Brett Brawley at brett.brawley@nahealth.com or 928-773-2216 or Sergeant Jason Lurkins at jlurkins@coconino.az.gov or 928-226-5064.

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