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Spartanburg Regional Hosting National "Stop the Bleed" Event

Journal of Emergency Medical Services

Daniel Prince

Bystander intervention before help arrives can save lives

Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is observing National Stop the Bleed Day next week, on Thursday, May 19. TJ Mack, trauma injury prevention and outreach coordinator, will hold a workshop to demonstrate the skills necessary to control bleeding in an emergency. Uncontrolled bleeding is the #1 cause of preventable death after a traumatic injury. When someone is wounded, they can bleed to death in as little as three minutes. The emergency departments of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System are specially trained for those types of situations, but bystander intervention before help arrives can help to save even more lives.

The Stop the Bleed workshop will be held at Spartanburg Medical Center—Mary Black Conference Center, in the Hugh R. Black building, at 1650 Skylyn Drive. It will be on Thursday, May 19, from 6-7 p.m. TJ Mack will demonstrate the three quick skills that are necessary for you to assist in an emergency and possibly save someone’s life before they bleed out. Mack will give instruction and information and check your skills as you practice the techniques you have learned. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Stop the Bleed course completion certificate. You can register for the event at

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