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Denver Health offers public class on medical response during an emergency

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In response to the mass shooting in Las Vegas this week, Denver Health Medical Center is providing a free class to help the public learn what to do if they find themselves in a mass casualty situation.

The Stop the Bleed class focuses on training people to be effective in immediately responding to the needs of victims before the arrival of first responders.

The class teaches how to stop bleeding with a tourniquet and how to open an airway. This two hour course is designed for members of the general public, not tactical law enforcement officers.

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for early use of a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg.
  • Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage.
  • Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices.
  • Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze).

Classes will be held everyday between October 23rd and Oct. 27th. Click here to be taken to a website for pre-registration.  

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