In an effort to prevent deaths from traumatic injury, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Trauma Services is offering public education to teach the general community the basics in applying first-aid methods to control blood loss until help arrives. “Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign and call to action launched in October 2015 by the Department of Homeland Security.
Myriad trauma events can occur anywhere and cause uncontrollable bleeding including car crashes, accidental amputation or gunshot wounds. While first-responders are on the way, anyone can come to the aid of an injured person by using proper tourniquet techniques and wound packing.
Stop the Bleed Community Education Highlights
Trauma Services is presenting hands-on demonstration on tourniquet application and wound packing geared to the lay public. Classes are free and three different time sessions are available.
- When: Wednesday, Oct 25th
9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
11 – Noon
- Where: Sunrise Hospital
Auditorium – located on the first floor
3186 S. Maryland Pkwy
Las Vegas, NV 89109
In addition, Sunrise Hospital is donating #VegasStrong Stop the Bleed kits to event attendees while supplies last.
About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital:
Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital offers high quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of Southern Nevada, its surrounding region, and the millions of visitors that come to Las Vegas. Sunrise Hospital serves as Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, which is located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip. Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital. Together, both facilities offer a full range of services for both children and adults.