When a dangerous emergency takes place, it can be difficult for many people to know how to react. In situations when paramedics are on the way or medical care isn’t easily found, how can an average member of the community know what to do? With public shootings on the rise, how can people prepare themselves for the direst of situations? These are the questions which have driven the Stop the Bleed initiative, which is a public health campaign aimed at preparing everyday people to become heroes when emergencies strike.

On March 30th, Oklahoma ER & Hospital partnered with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department to host a Stop the Bleed seminar and workshop. Our own Dr. Worden led this educational outreach effort and taught attendees how to administer first aid to bleeding wounds and keep an injured victim stable until medical help can arrive. With the help of simulated wound dummies, Dr. Worden gave participants a hands-on lesson in emergency first aid.

After KFOR News reported on this event, attendees for our Stop the Bleed seminar came from all over, including Pink and Marland, OK, and all of them left feeling more prepared to handle a dangerous medical situation. One attendee, Mr. Guiterrez, said, “Thank you very much for having this Stop the Bleed course. It was information and in-depth. I’d attend more in the future.”

With the public wanting to learn more, future Stop the Bleed events will be made available to the Edmond and Oklahoma City communities. Oklahoma ER & Hospital is opening its doors to teach future Stop the Bleed events in our community. To schedule seminars like these at your local school, business, or church, then we invite you to contact Oklahoma ER & Hospital at (405) 251-2300 or email us at info@okerhospital.com.

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