Free Life-saving CPR and Stop the Bleed Training Classes Coming to Hendricks County Throughout 2023

Danville, IN- Beginning April 10th, the Hendricks County Health Department in conjunction with the Hendricks County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will be hosting free CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed classes around the county during 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 unexpected 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

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

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

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Course Schedule

April 10th CPR Danville Police Department 5PM-8PM

April 28th Stop the Bleed Brownsburg Eaton Hall 5PM-7PM

May 9th CPR Pittsboro Fire Department 10AM-1PM

May 25th Stop the Bleed Plainfield MADE Center 10AM-12PM

June 8th CPR Tri West High School 5PM-8PM

June 24th Stop the Bleed Brownsburg Eaton Hall 10AM-12PM

July 14th CPR Cascade Middle School 10AM-1PM

July 24th Stop the Bleed Danville Police Department 5PM-7PM

Aug 10th CPR Brownsburg Fire Territory HQ 5PM-8PM

Aug. 22nd Stop the Bleed Pittsboro Fire Department 5PM-7PM

Sept. 9th CPR Plainfield MADE Center 1PM-4PM

Sept. 20th Stop the Bleed Tri West High School 5PM-7PM

Oct. 9th CPR Brownsburg Fire Territory HQ 5PM-8PM

Oct. 27th Stop the Bleed Cascade Middle School 5PM-7PM

Nov. 9th CPR Danville Police Department 10AM-1PM

Nov 21st Stop the Bleed Brownsburg Fire Territory HQ 1PM-3PM

Dec. 6th CPR Pittsboro Fire Department 10AM-1PM

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