Lincoln City Libraries will host four free Stop the Bleed training classes in May. The courses coincide with Stop the Bleed Month, a nationwide campaign to highlight emergency first aid training. Classes are limited to 20 participants each. Call 401-441-8503 to register.
The training schedule is as follows:
According to the American College of Surgeons, citizen responders will almost always be first on the scene of an emergency medical situation, no matter how quickly professional emergency responders arrive. Because an injured person can die from blood loss within minutes, those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.
The training program is presented by the City of Lincoln Risk Management Division and Bryan Health. Training is appropriate for teens and adults and lasts about an hour.