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Published on November 10, 2017

Bryan Health Receives Grant from Community Health Endowment of Lincoln for Stop the Bleed Training

 

Bryan Health has been granted nearly $95,000 by the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) to provide Stop the Bleed training to residents of Lincoln.

“The Bryan Trauma team is incredibly thankful for the financial support from CHE to expand our efforts to provide free, hands-on training to the people of our community,” said Brittni Clark, trauma outreach and injury prevention coordinator at Bryan Health. “Our goal is to educate as many people as possible on how to apply tourniquets. We’ve already seen several instances of how this knowledge has helped those involved in life-threatening accidents in our city. Together, we can save lives.”

Stop the Bleed is a global initiative that teaches individuals how to stop life-threatening bleeding. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Emergency responders will arrive as quickly as possible. However, bystanders are almost always there first. Control of bleeding at the scene can be life saving.

Stop the Bleed focuses on training to save lives from auto accidents, gunshot wounds, bike accidents and farming accidents. During training, participants learn how to apply a tourniquet, pack an open wound and keep the injured person alert and calm. Bryan Health has provided training to nearly fifty local businesses, schools and organizations this year.

The CHE grant provides equipment and materials needed for hands-on training in 2018 and 2019. The goal is to equip at least 1,000 Lincolnites with these life-saving techniques. CHE works to make Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation. Since 1998, they have funded more than $26 million in health-related projects and programs in the Capital City.

For more information on how you can help support Stop the Bleed, please contact Valerie Hunt, Bryan Foundation, at 402 481-3168. To register for a scheduled Stop the Bleed training session, please visit bryanhealth.org/calendar.

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