March 12, 2018 – “Stop the Bleed” Training at Senior Injury Prevention Forum

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NEWS ADVISORY

“Stop the Bleed” Training at Senior Injury Prevention Forum
Assemblyman Nate Miley to receive training and certification

Oakland, Calif. — March 12, 2018 — At the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services’ Annual Senior Injury Prevention forum on March 16, Supervisor Nate Miley will participate in the hands-on “Stop the Bleed” training from an Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital trauma nurse practitioner, and receive his certification in the program.

This training is part of the Federal Stop the Bleed program created by FEMA and the US Department of Homeland Security to teach the public how to stop life-threatening bleeding in the event of mass shootings and active shooter situations in schools, churches, public meeting places, and even office buildings.

No longer are CPR and First Aid training sufficient community life-saving techniques. The new normal, with the rise of mass shootings, is for more individuals to be trained in the techniques of applying pressure and tourniquets seconds after an incident occurs.

WHAT: “Stop the Bleed” training on the basics of life-saving techniques, using a tourniquet, using a hemostatic agent such as QuikClot, or even applying a chest seal.

WHO: Alameda County Emergency Medical Services’ annual California Senior Injury Prevention forum for senior caregivers

WHEN: Friday, March. 16, 2018, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

12:30 p.m.: Supervisor Miley’s welcome
1:00 – 1:30: Stop the Bleed lecture by Erica Peters, Trauma NP, Highland Hospital
1:30 – 1:40: Stop the Bleed hands-on training beginning with Supervisor Miley
1:40 p.m.: Supervisor Miley departs
1:40 – 2:00 – Interviews if requested, with Jim Morrissey, EMT PIO and attendees pending permissions.

WHERE: Waterfront Hotel, Jack London Square, 10 Washington St., Oakland, Calif. 94607

About Alameda Health System
Alameda Health System (AHS), headquartered in Oakland, Calif., is a leading public health care provider and medical training institution recognized for its world-class patient and family-centered system of care. Our mission, Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All, reflects our commitment to promoting wellness, eliminating disparities and optimizing the health of all communities in Alameda County. We currently provide more than 4,500 jobs and are home to more than 1,100 physicians across nine facilities, including five hospitals and a network of community-based wellness centers. For more information, visit AlamedaHealthSystem.org.

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