November 13, 2017

Purdue Fire Department offering free 'Stop the Bleed' training

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Purdue University Fire Department will provide “Stop the Bleed” training at no charge to any interested Purdue student, faculty or staff groups.

The focus of the training is to equip the general public with the skills needed to manage life-threatening bleeding prior to the arrival of first responders.

The training involves the recognition of life-threatening bleeding and effective treatment techniques, including tourniquet application. The training is approximately one hour in length. Interested participants can call the fire department at 765-494-6919 to set up training for their group, club, or department. Any questions can be directed to assistant chief Brad Anderson at bdanderson@purdue.edu.

The “Stop the Bleed” training program was developed by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma to reduce the number of lives lost due to uncontrolled bleeding. Life-threatening bleeding can be the result of a home or workplace accident, motor vehicle collision or active threat.

Additional information can be found at bleedingcontrol.org.

Writer: Kelsey Schnieders, kschnied@purdue.edu 

Source: Brad Anderson, 765-494-6919, bdanderson@purdue.edu

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