Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will offer “Stop the Bleed” training to the general public at the Home and Garden Show and Emergency Expo at Central Park in Saugus on April 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Attendees can visit the Henry Mayo tent and learn how to properly apply a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding. Additional material will be available including a free family disaster plan guide. Training sessions will be offered throughout the day. Check posted times at the Henry Mayo table.
“Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result in death,” said Chad Cossey Disaster Response Planner/ Trauma Surge Coordinator at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. “Our instructors will teach proper bleeding control techniques, including how to use your hands. We also will discuss dressings and demonstrate the use of a tourniquet. Just like learning how to do CPR, people should learn how to do this.”
“Stop the Bleed’ is a national initiative designed to provide the public with the
tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding. Uncontrolled bleeding can
result from manmade and natural disasters (e.g., active shooters, bombings, train
derailments, earthquakes) and from everyday occurring emergencies (e.g., vehicle
crashes, plate glass window accidents, power tool accidents, farming accidents).
Severe bleeding can kill within minutes before EMS or other public safety
providers arrive. The person closest to you may be the only one who can “stop
the bleed” fast enough.
Anyone at the scene can act as an immediate responder and save lives if they know what to do. BleedingControl.org supports the U.S. directive for national preparedness (Presidential Policy Directive 8), which targets preparedness as a shared responsibility of the government, the private and nonprofit sectors, and individual citizens. To learn more about Henry Mayo’s Disaster Resource Center, visit henrymayo.com.
ABOUT HENRY MAYO – Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is a 238- bed not-for-profit acute care hospital serving the Santa Clarita Valley since 1975. Henry Mayo is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and a Heart Attack Receiving Center (STEMI). The hospital features state-of-the-art Inpatient facilities, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Catheterization Lab, Infusion Center, Breast Imaging Center and an Outpatient Surgery Center. Additional services include cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, maternity, surgery, nursing, wound care, spine and joint, behavioral health, and acute rehab, as well as cancer, imaging, lab, digestive, respiratory services and physical and occupational therapies. Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is located at 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia, CA 91355-2083. For more information, visit www.henrymayo.com or call (661) 200-2000.