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Published on June 28, 2017

Stop the Bleed Training Teaches Public How to Save Lives

When a person is injured and bleeding, five minutes can be the difference between life and death.

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that teaches individuals how to stop life-threatening bleeding. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Emergency responders arrive as quickly as possible. However, bystanders are almost always there first, and if they can control the bleeding at the scene, they can save a life.

Professionals from Bryan Medical Center will provide two training sessions in July to teach people how to Stop the Bleed. In addition, ongoing classes will be available throughout the rest of the year.

“Every day, we see people come to the Bryan Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries. The care they receive before they arrive can make a big impact on their outcome,” said Heather Talbott, trauma and emergency preparedness manager at Bryan Health. “Through Stop the Bleed, we can teach citizens how they can help save a life. That is what this program is all about.”

During training, participants learn how to apply a tourniquet, pack an open wound and keep the injured person alert and calm. Dozens of local businesses, schools and organizations have received this training since the start of the year.

Stop the Bleed Training at Nebraska Community Blood Bank

Date:                    Tuesday, July 11

Time:                    3-4:30 p.m.         

Location:               Nebraska Community Blood Bank, 100 N. 84th St., Lincoln, Neb.

Cost:                     Free, pre-registration required

Stop the Bleed Training at Bryan West Campus

Date:                     Friday, July 28

Time:                     Noon-1:30 p.m.                 

Location:                Bryan West Campus, Plaza Conference Center, 2300 S. 16th St., Lincoln, Neb.

Cost:                      Free, pre-registration required


To register for either class, and to see ongoing training sessions for the rest of the year, go to or call 402-481-5150.


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