Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services to Hold “Stop the Bleed” Trainings

Program teaches people to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

​The City of Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services (VBEMS) and Sentara are partnering to conduct free "Stop the Bleed" training classes to teach people how to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations until first responders arrive.

Every second counts when it comes to stopping a bleed. According to the American College of Surgeons, "Civilians need basic training in bleeding control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur."

If you are interested in scheduling "Stop the Bleed" training for your organization or business, email stopthebleed@vbgov.com. Classes are approximately 1½ hours.

For more information, contact Public Affairs Officer Jennifer Babiak at (757) 385-5008 or jbabiak@vbgov.com.

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