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‘Stop the Bleed’ courses teach citizens the life-saving steps of bleeding control

OHSU, Legacy, Portland Fire & Rescue to provide free training to Portland-area residents March 31 on how to take immediate action to stop and control bleeding, and prevent death in a crisis





On National Stop the Bleed Day, March 31, trauma and emergency medical services teams from OHSU, Legacy and Portland Fire & Rescue will teach a medical response that bystanders can use to save lives in the critical first minutes after an injury that causes bleeding.

The free course will include hands-on training in tourniquet application, applying direct pressure and packing an injury using hemostatic gauze.

Instructors will include:

  • Martin Schreiber, M.D., chief of trauma, critical care and acute care surgery, OHSU
  • John Van Horn, P.A.-C. Trauma, Legacy Emanuel
  • Laurent Picard, E.M.T.-P, Portland Fire & Rescue

*** News media: Instructors are available for interviews from noon to 1 p.m. ***

Pre-registration is available.


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis at the following times:   

  • 1 p.m. -- maximum 40 participants
  • 2:30 p.m. -- maximum 40 participants


Portland Fire Station 1, Skidmore Conference Room

55 S.W. Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204    


Course participants will be taught the same life-saving bleeding control techniques used by military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan. Stop the Bleed is a national campaign developed by the American College of Surgeons in partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians.



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