Today’s Date: September 1, 2018
Submitted By: John P. Miller, Chief of Police
Phone: (530) 795-2261
Title: Winters Police Department to Partner with Kaiser Permanente in “Stop The Bleed” Class
The Winters Police Department is pleased to announce they will be partnering with Kaiser Permanente, Vacaville, to host a “Stop The Bleed” class on Sunday October 7, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Winters Public Safety Facility Training Room
Uncontrolled bleeding from traumatic injuries can occur during natural disasters as well as from common everyday accidents. Up to 20% of trauma deaths could be prevented each year with effective bleeding control measures and research has shown that bystanders with little or no medical training can effectively save lives.
The American College of Surgeons launched the “Stop The Bleed” campaign as a special national initiative designed to provide bystanders with the knowledge and skills needed to stop life threatening bleeding in traumatically injured victims. Similar to the use of CPR or automated defibrillators, improving public awareness about how to stop severe bleeding can make the difference between life and death for an injured person.
A “Stop The Bleed” class is approximately two hours in length and is divided evenly with classroom instruction using audio visual enhancements and then followed by hands-on practice using simulated wound props, hemostatic gauze, pressure dressings and tourniquets.
No minimum age is required to attend. However, due to the graphic nature of the material a responsible parent or guardian’s permission is strongly recommended prior to attending.
This is a free class and space is limited. To sign up, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stop-the-bleed-save-a-life-tickets-48217285198.
Winters Police Department
702 Main St.
Winters, CA 95694