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How to Respond to a Safety Threat & Provide Lifesaving Assistance to Victims

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  • Event Type:Lectures & Special Events
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BCH is hosting a free safety and lifesaving education program that will help you develop the situational awareness and skills that can impact your ability to survive a violent event and provide lifesaving assistance to victims. Our program is specifically designed for those who have little or no medical or emergency-preparedness training. The content of this course was developed by Homeland Security and the American College of Surgeons and endorsed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

THIS COURSE COVERS:
Learning the Signs of an Active Threat

The first part of this course will focus on threats, such as an active shooter, helping community members recognize warning signs before violence erupts and develop lifesaving response strategies. It will highlight actions for immediate responders, what they do or don’t do as keys to surviving until law enforcement arrives. A video from the Center for Personal Protection and Safety will be shown.

How to Stop Uncontrolled Bleeding

Next, participants will learn how to provide initial lifesaving trauma care and control a victim’s bleeding prior to the arrival of emergency medical services. This course is part of the national Stop the Bleed initiative that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency. It will include a slide presentation and videos as well as demonstrations of packing and compressing a wound and applying a tourniquet.

Speakers: Mike Metoyer, BCH Security and Emergency Preparedness Supervisor, and Curtis Stringer, BCH Clinical Educator

Note: Capacity is limited so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.

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Important Information

Boulder Community Health is following current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that call for patients and visitors to continue wearing masks at Foothills Hospital and all BCH patient-care facilities.

People age 12 and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine. Learn more on our general vaccine information page.