June 24, 2021

This is the first in-person training event since the pandemic started

MU Health Care, in coordination with the City of Columbia will host a Stop the Bleed community training event on Friday, June 25 at The Activity & Recreation Center (ARC) in Columbia.

Stop the Bleed is a national initiative designed to turn bystanders into lifesavers by teaching proper bleeding control techniques during a traumatic event. This will be the first local in-person training event since early last year.

“Uncontrolled bleeding is the leading cause of preventable death in a traumatic event,” said Amy Price, RN, MU Health Care Stop the Bleed outreach coordinator. “The difference between life and death for a person who is severely bleeding is often determined within a matter of minutes. For situations such as a shooting or natural disaster, emergency response is often delayed making it critical for those around to know proper bleeding control techniques.”

The one-hour in-person Stop the Bleed training sessions on Friday, June 25 will be held at 12 p.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. All three sessions will be held at the Columbia ARC located at 1701 W Ash St. COVID precautions will be followed during the training. All classes have been filled with pre-registrants.

NOTE TO MEDIA: If you would like to get video or interviews from the training sessions, please contact Eric Maze at (573) 884-3656 or email mazee@health.missouri.edu.