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. ***
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.