MEDIA ADVISORY: STOP THE BLEED DAY:  TRAINING OPEN HOUSE

May 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Brinson
859-344-5474
laura.brinson@nkyhealth.org

STOP THE BLEED DAY:  TRAINING OPEN HOUSE

FLORENCE, Ky. — May 2019 has been named the first National Stop the Bleed Month, with May 23, 2019 marking the second annual Stop the Bleed Day.

The number one cause of preventable death from a traumatic event is uncontrolled bleeding. Traumatic events can include active shooter situations, as well as car crashes and other types of accidents.

The Stop the Bleed campaign highlights the importance of training the general public on techniques to stop life-threatening bleeding during a traumatic event. The more people there are who know how to control bleeding in an injured person, the greater the chances the injured person will survive.  You can help save a life by knowing how to stop bleeding if someone, including yourself and/or your loved one, is injured.

This training is designed to educate and empower bystanders to help in bleeding emergencies, such as active shooter and mass casualty situations.

Anyone interested in receiving Stop the Bleed training is invited to attend the Stop the Bleed Training Open House:

4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Boone County Extension Enrichment Center, 1824 Patrick Drive, Burlington, Ky.

Stop by anytime between the hours of 4 to 7 p.m. to receive training. Personal Stop the Bleed Kit door prizes will be awarded every 30 minutes.

This event is sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Health Department, Hebron Fire Protection District, Burlington Fire Protection District, Campbell County Office of Emergency Management, Boone County Emergency Management Agency, Kenton County Homeland Security Emergency Management, and the Northern Kentucky Health Planning Coalition.

For more information, please contact Jessica McElroy, Disaster Preparedness Coordinator, at 859-363-2009 or Jessica.mcelroy@nkyhealth.org

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health, and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org.