Learn How To ‘Stop the Bleed’ March 7

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — In the first moments of an emergency situation – from a work injury to natural disasters, mass shootings, and more – ordinary people can help to save lives.

FHN is proud to offer “Stop the Bleed,” a nationally recognized program designed to teach non-medical people the skills necessary to control and if possible, stop bleeding in people with traumatic injuries.

This class is open to the public. Participants will learn tourniquet training and hands-on bleeding control, and will receive a Stop the Bleed kit with a tourniquet, bleeding control supplies, gloves and instructions.

The two-hour course is $25, and will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Registration is required; register online at www.fhn.org/stop-the-bleed.asp or email the FHN Center of Innovative Learning at coil@fhn.org.

FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 21 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational health services, and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit www.fhn.org.

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