13:15 PM

Stop the Bleed Class: You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

Cook Children's employees are encouraged to sign up for a Stop the Bleed class on July 30 or August 31 to learn the basics of bleeding control. 

No matter how fast professional emergency responders arrive, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. People nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide the first care. Stop the Bleed is a grassroots national awareness campaign and encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The training includes techniques such as the use of direct pressure, wound packing, and tourniquet application.

The class will be from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Pavilion Classroom 3 at the Cook Children's Medical Center-Fort Worth. 

Please sign up here: Stop the Bleed classes.

Here are some photos from a recent class.