Twin Cities Community Hospital offering free ‘Stop the Bleed’ courses


TEMPLETON The teams at Twin Cities Community Hospital and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center are utilizing the “Stop the Bleed” program to help educate the community on how to save lives. Sierra Vista is verified as a Level III Trauma Center and is San Luis Obispo County’s designated Trauma Center.

The Stop the Bleed: Learn the Basics of Bleeding Control course will be held Saturday, March 30 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Twin Cities Community Hospital, Founders’ Pavilion Conference Room, 1220 Las Tablas Rd., in Templeton and at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, Auditorium, 1010 Murray Ave. in San Luis Obispo.

Emergent injuries can happen at any time and for a wide variety of reasons: home accidents, car crashes, bombs or mass shootings. According to the American College of Surgeons, uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable deaths resulting from a traumatic injury. Emergency responders can take up to eight minutes or longer to respond to a 911 call and deadly bleeding can cause death in 2-3 minutes. This course is designed to teach non-medically trained community members how to control bleeding while awaiting first responders. It’s important to know what steps can help reduce blood loss and help increase the chance of surviving a traumatic injury. With the right training, you can help save lives!

The teams at Twin Cities and Sierra Vista are offering this free training to all community members. Reserve your spot by calling 805-546-7823 or emailing [email protected]

No medical background required.


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