Free Life-Saving CPR and Stop the Bleed Classes Train Nearly 200 Hendricks County Community Members

Danville, IN- The Hendricks County Health Department in conjunction with the Hendricks County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) began hosting free CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed classes in April at various locations throughout the county and have successfully trained 170 community members. These training classes will continue throughout 2023.

Every year, almost 400,000 cardiac arrests occur in the United States outside of a hospital setting, and four out of five incidents occur in the home1. Likewise, uncontrolled bleeding remains as the top cause of preventable death from trauma and is responsible for 35% of all pre-hospital deaths2.

These classes will teach life-saving skills to the community that may help individuals prepare for an emergency. When done correctly, timely CPR after a cardiac arrest can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. The CPR courses will cover responding to infant-adult choking, CPR, and AED use. Participants will receive a certificate of completion, although it is not an American Heart Association certificate.

To register for CPR classes and see dates and locations of all future classes, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CA5A82DAAF58-cpraed  

Stop the Bleed courses will give participants the knowledge to know how to control life-threatening bleeding situations using direct pressure and tourniquets. After completing the course, each participant will receive a free kit containing a tourniquet and other items necessary to control bleeding. Please use the link here for dates and locations of Stop the Bleed classes: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904094CA5A82DAAF58-stop1

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeff Corder, Public Health Preparedness Coordinator at the Hendricks County Health Department, at: 317-745-9214 or mrc@co.hendricks.in.us See below for future course dates and registration information.

Course Schedule

 

              Stop the Bleed:                                                         CPR/AED:

July 24th Danville Police Department 5PM                    July 14th Cascade Middle School 10AM

Aug, 22nd Pittsboro Fire Department 5PM                     Aug. 10th Brownsburg Fire Territory  5PM

Sept. 20th Tri West High School 5PM                            Sept. 9th Plainfield MADE Center 1PM

Oct. 27th Cascade Middle School 5PM                          Oct 9th Brownsburg Fire Territory 5PM

Nov. 21st Brownsburg Fire Territory 1PM                     Nov. 9th Danville Police Dept 10AM

                                                                                        Dec. 6th Pittsboro Fire Department 10AM

1: American Heart Association, https://cprblog.heart.org/cpr-statistics/

2: National Library of Medicine, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK535393/

All participants in the Stop the Bleed training will receive a kit containing a tourniquet, roll of gauze, towel, and a sharpie.

The CPR/AED class is NOT a recertification course for Healthcare providers.

To register please call 317-745-9214 or scan below:

CPR
Stop the Bleed

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