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  • “Stop the Bleed” Training for Peoria Medical Students

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    May 17, 2019
    Thursday, May 23 * 8 – 9 am University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria 1 Illini Drive, Peoria, IL 61605
    PEORIA, Ill. – Medical students will learn how to stop bleeding in an emergency situation during this hands-on training. “Stop the Bleed” training is part of a nationwide campaign by the American College of Surgeons to raise awareness about preventing death from blood loss in emergency situations. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. This means the public can be a vital part of saving lives when emergency responders are on their way.
    “Similar to how the public has come to learn CPR, applying some fairly simple bleeding control techniques can save lives, whether injuries are sustained from a car accident, a farm or hunting accident, or a gunshot wound,” said Anthony Dwyer, UICOMP director of simulation education and scholarship.
    The College of Medicine provides this training to schools, churches and other community organizations free of charge. For more information on the nationwide initiative, visit www.bleedingcontrol.org or to find out more about “Stop the Bleed” training offered by the College of Medicine, contact Michelle DeSutter at (309) 671-8549 or desutter@uic.edu.
    The University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) educates 244 medical students and nearly 300 physician residents annually. The College of Medicine is home to the Cancer Research Center, the Center for Outcomes Research, and a collaborator in Jump Simulation. Learn more about UICOMP at http://peoria.medicine.uic.edu.
    Contact:
    Susan Grebner, Public Information Coordinator
    (309) 671-8404