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Businesses, others urged to get behind ‘Stop the Bleed’ training

Across the country at organizations, businesses and clubs of all sizes, public education on how to stop traumatic bleeding and injury in a major accident or attack is a priority. HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has launched a local version of the ‘Stop the Bleed’ public education campaign to help save lives in trauma situations.

The next session is scheduled Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 to 11:15 a.m. in the O’Fallon Public Library Community Room, located at 120 Civic Plaza, O’Fallon, Ill.

RSVPs are required. Active audience participation is also necessary to fulfill the training. For questions about the event, email or to register visit

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action, initiated by a federal interagency workgroup, convened by the National Security Council Staff at The White House. The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness of basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies and man-made or natural disasters.

If you are unable to attend this event and would like to request ‘Stop the Bleed’ training for your organization or group, contact Matthew Gerdes at or call (618) 234-2120, ext. 15527.

HSHS St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is part of the Southern Illinois Division of Hospital Sisters Health System, which also includes HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

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