April 18 2017

Get Trained to “Stop the Bleed” at May 6 Health Fair

The following is a release from the Burlington Health Department: 


Lahey Health Trauma Center and nurses from the Burlington Volunteer Reserve Corps (BVRC) will be offering “Stop the Bleed” training at the Burlington Community Health.  Stop the Bleed" is a nationwide campaign to empower non-medical individuals to learn more about bleeding control and how to act in a situation that requires an immediate response.


The campaign is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security which states that “No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene.  A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss.”

Participants will be practicing techniques on artificial limbs and will be utilizing combat gauze and tourniquets.  Those who participate will receive a certificate stating that they have been trained in “Stop the Bleed”.  More information on “Stop the Bleed” can be found at https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.


The Burlington Community Health Fair will take place on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Burlington High School Gymnasium.  


In addition to “Stop the Bleed”, the health fair will include numerous exhibitors covering a wide range of services for people of all ages including information on nutrition, exercise and weight loss programs, fall prevention, skin cancer, oral care, and other social services as well as hourly fitness demonstrations and an introduction to therapy dogs.

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