Mercyhealth Hosts Stop the Bleed Trainings in McHenry County

MCHENRY COUNTY, Illinois⎯ The top cause of preventable death in a traumatic situation is bleeding. Up to 20 percent of people who died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control. Mercyhealth is partnering with local fire departments in McHenry County to host a series of free training workshops to teach injury identification, hands-on bleeding control skills, including how to use tourniquets and wound-packing materials.

Richmond Fire Department

5601 Hunter Dr., Richmond, IL

(815) 678-3672

Harvard Fire Department

502 S. Eastman St., Harvard, IL

(815) 943-6927

Saturday, April 7, 10 am-2 pm

Hebron Fire Department

12302 IL-173, Hebron, IL

(815) 648-2218

Saturday, April 14 10 am-2 pm

Wednesday, May 2 4-8 pm

Registration is not required. For more information about Mercyhealth’s Casualty Care training visit MercyEMS.org or call (262) 245-2195.

Due to increased school and workplace violence, Mercyhealth partnered with Rock County EMS providers, law enforcement, hospitals and fire departments in October 2014, to create its Casualty Care Program, a training program with a specially-designed emergency toolkit. The Casualty Care Training Program is deployed to local school districts and other organizations to impart vital emergency training. Training is designed to take less than one hour and in a train-the-trainer format, to ensure participants will have local instructors available to handle staff turnover or re-education needs. The training includes a short presentation, as well as hands-on exercises using the Casualty Care Kit equipment and training aids. Events are free and open to the public. Medical training is not required to participate. If you are interested in learning more about Mercyhealth’s Casualty Care Program, visit MercyCasualtyCareKits.com or email mhsccc@mhemail.org.

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