Featuring life-like simulations at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, a free community event will teach the public how to handle life-threatening bleeding incidents.
The program, “Stop the Bleed,” will be offered on Saturday, September 22. The session will run from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will be held in the Janice Hopper Auditorium at TMH. Enrollment is limited to 60 participants.
“An injury can cause a person to bleed to death in less than five minutes,” said Tracy Seaton, director of nursing at TMH. “Life-threatening bleeds can happen at home, at work or in the community from either a natural or intentional wound. This course will help participants learn how to act immediately to save themselves or someone else.”
The event is open to any age and no medical background is required. Attendees should dress for active participation. Each participant will receive a free bleeding control kit.
The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation provided funding for this free community event.
To register, visit TaylorvilleMemorial.org/Events. For more information, call 217-824-1601.
Taylorville Memorial Hospital is a 25 bed critical access hospital with a mission to improve the health of the people and communities we serve. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System.