Health Department 'Stop the Bleed' Training March 6 at Delnor Hospital

Health Department ‘Stop the Bleed’ Training March 6 at Delnor Hospital

The Kane County Health Department Medical Reserve Corps in collaboration with several community partners is conducting a “train the trainer” Stop the Bleed from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 6, at Delnor Hospital, 300 Randall Road in Geneva.

The goal is to build a cadre of community trainers who can serve as volunteers/agency partners to conduct trainings along with the Kane County MRC and other community partners where needs arise throughout Kane County.

The course is for individuals who are eligible to become Stop The Bleed instructors as outlined at KaneHealth.com/Pages/Events.aspx.

To register, or for any questions about this training, contact Kane County MRC Coordinator Claudia Reginato at reginatoclaudia@co.kane.il.us or call 630-444-3362.

Designed by the American College of Surgeons, the course will teach participants to use techniques than can save the life of someone with severe bleeding.

The Stop the Bleed basic training content includes use of hands to apply pressure to a wound, packing a wound to control bleeding, and correct application of a tourniquet.

This “train the trainer” course will cover how to conduct the training as a new instructor, including the practical portion, training ratios, and materials used. Certificates of completion will be provided on-site during the class.

The Illinois Terrorism Task Force is issuing bleeding control kits through a grant program to all Illinois Schools and will issue up to five kits when at least five staff members have completed training.

Additionally, an Open Training class will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove Ave. in Elgin.