CLARKS GREEN — Geisinger CMC will give a Stop the Bleed presentation from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road.
Attendees will learn how to manage life-threatening bleeding until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or first responders arrive. The course is designed for teachers, day care workers, firefighters, law enforcement officers, students, food service workers, and the general public.
No prior first aid training is needed.
This “B-Con” course follows the program developed by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) from the Hartford Consensus group. The program is approximately two hours in length and teaches the basic principles of bleeding control and tourniquet use. It includes a combination of lecture, video, demonstration and hands-on skill stations using direct pressure, gauze packing, dressings and tourniquets.
Pre-registration is requested and may be completed online at CGAssembly.com, by calling 570-586-8286, or stopping by the church office. More information about the program may be obtained by calling 570-703-7329.