published on March 27, 2018 - 2:34 PM
Written by Donald A. Promnitz

The UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery and the Community Regional Medical Center Trauma program are teaming up to teach life-saving skills for National Stop the Bleed Day on Saturday.

The free event, which will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 in the Palm Room at Clovis Community Medical Center, will be aimed at teaching attendees how to manage a trauma-induced medical situation. According to a National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans younger than 46.

Stop the Bleed is a national initiative and call to action launched by the White House in 2015.

The goal of the Stop the Bleed collaboration is to train as much of the Fresno area population as possible to recognize and stop bleeding resulting from vehicle accidents, home or office injuries and other emergencies. The UCSF Fresno and CRMC Trauma Program have offered 70 classes and trained more than 1,800 people to date.

Registration by Thursday is required and space is limited. Those interested can do so at: https://nationalstopthebleeddaymar31.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 559-459-5130.

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