September 5, 2017
Stop the Bleed training offered on campus Sept. 19 and 25
Representatives from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment trauma program will offer training for students, faculty and staff Sept. 19 and 25 at the K-State Student Union.
Two different training courses, Stop the Bleed training and Stop the Bleed Train-the-Trainer, will be offered.
No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. According to a recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. Stop the Bleed training teaches you proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use your hands, dressings and tourniquets to save someone's life or your own.
Two Stop the Bleed training sessions, EHS101, will be offered from 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 in the Flint Hills Room of the K-State Student Union.
The Stop the Bleed Train-the-Trainer class teaches people with a medical background — e.g., former military medics, certified EMTs, paramedics, nurses, physicians, certified athletic trainers, veterinarians — how to teach proper bleeding control techniques, including the use of hands, dressings and tourniquets, to the public. Upon completion of this course participants will be able to teach these lifesaving skills to other members of their department and the wider K-State community.
Two Stop the Bleed Train-the-Trainer sessions, EHS102, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 and Sept. 25 in the Flint Hills Room of the K-State Student Union.
To register for any of these sessions, you can either sign up through HRIS self-service or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. When sending an email, please include your name, employee ID, and the course title specifying the date.