“STOP THE BLEED” CLASSES

As part of National Trauma Awareness Month, Central Florida Regional Hospital is hosting two “Stop the Bleed” community events. During the events, doctors will be on hand to teach community members how to apply a tourniquet and perform other basic first-aid techniques to stop bleeding.

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“STOP THE BLEED” CLASSES AT SEMINOLE TOWNE CENTER

AND LAKE MARY FARMER’S MARKET

Central Florida Regional Hospital Joins First Responders

to Teach Life Saving Techniques

WHAT:                        On Sat., May 18, and Sat., May 25, experts from Central Florida Regional Hospital will join national “Stop the Bleed” efforts as a way to teach people how to save lives during an emergency.

Experts from the Central Florida Regional Hospital Level II Trauma Center and local first responders will be on hand to teach shoppers at Seminole Towne Center and Lake Mary Farmer’s Market how to apply a tourniquet and perform other basic first-aid techniques to stop bleeding.

                                    The “Stop the Bleed” initiative was launched in 2015 by the White House in an effort to equip average Americans to provide assistance in a bleeding emergency. An injured person can die from blood loss within five minutes and since bystanders are first on the scene “Stop the Bleed” training can enable them to provide life-saving measures before medical personnel can respond.

WHEN:                        Sat., May 18 (Seminole Towne Center)

                                    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

                                    Sat., May 25 (Lake Mary Farmer’s Market)

                                    9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE:                     Seminole Towne Center

                                    200 Seminole Towne Center Circle

                                    Sanford, Fla. 32771

                                    Lake Mary Farmer’s Market

                                    100 N. Country Club Rd.

Lake Mary, Fla. 32746

CONTACT:                Erin Abbott: (407) 302-7364, Erin.Abbott@hcahealthcare.com

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