STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM

The Spirit of Charity Foundation is proud to partner with UMCNO and LSU and Tulane Medical Schools in sponsoring and facilitating the Stop the Bleed Program. It is a national campaign developed by the American College of Surgeons to teach adults and children life-saving techniques in a bleeding emergency.  This free training is offered by UMCNO.  The hour-long class will teach you how to apply a tourniquet and how to pack a wound if a tourniquet cannot be utilized or is not available.  In addition, after the training, a Stop the Bleed kit will be given to the organization, free of charge, which includes 8 tourniquets and supplies needed to Stop the Bleed.

If you would like your children's school, your church, your workplace or any other organization to be trained in these life-saving techniques, please contact the Program Coordinator, Stacy Gerhold-Marvin, at 504-702-3113 to schedule a class.  Our instructors come to you!  We also offer one class a month at UMCNO for individuals who would like to be trained.

You can request a class, sign up for a class and learn more about the program at www.umcno.org/stopthebleed and www.bleedingcontrol.org.

Please watch this video as the Program Co-Directors Dr. Jennifer Avegno and Dr. Rebecca Schroll, demonstrate Stop the Bleed techniques. http://www.wwltv.com/video/news/local/local-doctors-teach-kids-how-to-stop-the-bleed/289-8009064

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