Mountain Health Network to host virtual STOP THE BLEED® courses for community

Monday, May 23

More than 30,000 lives could be saved each year with effective bleeding control. With this in mind, Mountain Health Network invites community members to register for upcoming STOP THE BLEED® courses, which teach bystanders how to perform life-saving measures while waiting for emergency services to arrive.

“A bleeding injury can happen anywhere. We've all seen it happen too often – on the news or in everyday life. Life-threatening bleeding can happen in people injured in serious accidents or disasters. Instead of being a witness, you can become an immediate responder because you know how to stop the bleed,” said Jennifer Murray, MSN, RN, TCRN, manager of trauma services, Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH).

Virtual courses offered by CHH are scheduled for the following days/times:

  • 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 15, 2022
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23, 2022
  • 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022

Interested community members can register for this free virtual course through CHH by emailing trauma@chhi.org or calling 304.526.2239 with their name, phone number and email, as well as their selected course. St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) Trauma Services is also scheduling both virtual and on-site trainings.

To schedule training with SMMC, call Ronda Brown, RN, trauma injury prevention/outreach coordinator, at 304.526.1663 or 304.416.0599. Brown said the person next to a bleeding victim may very well be the one who’s most likely to save that victim from bleeding to death.

“By participating in this course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and learn three techniques to quickly and effectively control it,” Brown said. “We encourage community members to take the STOP THE BLEED training course and become empowered to make a difference when a bleeding emergency happens.”