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Taylorville Memorial Hospital to Host “Stop the Bleed” Event

Featuring life-like simulations at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, a free community event will teach the public how to handle life-threatening bleeding incidents.

The program, “Stop the Bleed,” will be offered on Thursday, June 13.  The session will run from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Janice Hopper Auditorium at TMH.  Enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

“An injury can cause a person to bleed to death in less than five minutes,” said Lukas Schneider, RN, TMH Emergency Department.  “Life-threatening bleeds can happen at home, at work or in the community from either a natural or intentional wound.  This course will help participants learn how to act immediately to save themselves or someone else.”

The event is open to any age and no medical background is required. Attendees should dress for active participation.  Each participant will receive a free bleeding control kit courtesy of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation.

To register, visit TaylorvilleMemorial.org/Events. For more information, call 217-824-1601.

TMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 201 E. Pleasant Street in Taylorville and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. For more information about TMH, visit TaylorvilleMemorial.org.

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