A person bleeding due to injury can die within five to ten minutes, often before emergency responders can arrive. Bystanders trained, equipped, and empowered with basic skills to quickly stop the bleeding are the best hope for saving lives. This Saturday, March 31, during one of three free Bleeding Control Basics courses, you can learn skills the American College of Surgeons wants everyone in the United States to know in order to reduce the number of deaths due to trauma.

Bleeding Control Basics is a 90-minute hands-on training for non-medical personnel developed by professionals following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Taught by certified Mary Washington Healthcare instructors, the course will prepare you to take lifesaving steps in the face of traumatic injury following an accident or shooting. In recognition of National Stop the Bleed Day, Saturday, March 31, the course is free.

Bleeding Control Basics
Saturday, March 31, 2018
John F. Fick, III Conference Center, Classroom A
1301 Sam Perry Boulevard, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Choose one of three courses to attend:

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Call 540.741.2853 to register.