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Training empowers users to save a life through basic bleeding control

CAMP HILL, Pa. Geisinger Holy Spirit will host a free Stop the Bleed training session for the community on Sunday, May 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the hospital auditorium, 503 N. 21st St., Camp Hill. 

Stop the Bleed training empowers people to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching the basic techniques of bleeding control. Sunny Goodyear, RN, trauma outreach and education coordinator, will present the training. The course is open to everyone age 14 and older.

Since January 2017, Geisinger has trained more than 10,000 people through the Stop the Bleed program. Geisinger has also distributed more than 2,300 bleeding control kits throughout central and northeastern Pennsylvania, including 772 kits to schools and organizations in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry and York counties. These kits are designed to help control or stop blood loss from traumatic events, including accidents, vehicle crashes and acts of violence. They are simple to use and contain easy-to-follow instructions to control bleeding.

To register for the training or for more information on the Stop the Bleed program, call 717-975-3267 or email SJGoodyear@geisinger.edu.

 

About Geisinger
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Geisinger is known for its focus on caring and innovative programs including the ProvenCare® best-practice approach to maximize quality, safety and value; ProvenHealth Navigator® advanced medical home; Springboard Health® population health program to improve the health of an entire community; ProvenExperience™ to provide refunds to patients unhappy with their care experience; and Geisinger’s MyCode® Community Health Initiative, the largest healthcare system-based precision health project in the world. With more than 215,000 volunteer participants enrolled, MyCode is conducting extensive research and returning medically actionable results to participants. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Ashley Andyshak Hayes
Media Specialist
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717-972-4043
arandyshakhayes@geisinger.edu