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Stop The Bleed Classes Aim To Save Lives

03-20-2018

Marysville, CA., March 20, 2018, Rideout Health — Shortly after the tragedy at Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred since, a group of leaders from law enforcement, the federal government and the medical community came together to help improve the odds of victim survivability.

Due to their efforts, Stop the Bleed®, a national awareness campaign was established and has been cultivating grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. In many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.

On March 28 & 29, Rideout Trauma Team members, Dr. Amir Amiri, Trauma Medical Director, Jennifer Crawford, Trauma Program Manager , Traci Piatt, Trauma Registrar, Brianna White, ER Educator and Shawndel Meder, Pre Hospital Coordinator, will be holding six sessions over 2 days at the Yuba County Government Center where they will be instructing 200+ Yuba County government officials and staff members.

The Trauma Team has already presented classes at several locations in Yuba and Sutter counties including Wheatland Union High School, Yuba College, Lindhurst High School ROP Students and to many Rideout Hospital staff members.
If you have a group interested in training, please email Traci Piatt, Rideout Health Trauma Registrar, at tpiatt@frhg.org.

*Photo opportunities are available by calling Traci Piatt at 530 751.4270 ext.1710 or via email at
tpiatt@frhg.org.

— The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma is leading the effort to save lives by
teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in
emergency situations. This will be accomplished by the development of a comprehensive and
sustainable bleeding control education and information program targeted to civilians that will
inform, educate and empower the 300+million citizens of the United States.

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