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Bassett Medical Center Offering Free Community “Stop the Bleed” Course on June 30

Written By Editor on 6/22/22 | 6/22/22

Cooperstown, N.Y. – Bassett Medical Center’s Trauma Program is proud to offer a “Stop the Bleed” course for interested members of the public.


Stop the Bleed Course

Thursday, June 30, 2022

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bassett Hall Auditorium

31 Beaver Street (large building on the corner of Beaver and Pioneer Streets).

Cooperstown, NY 13326


Training consists of a brief lecture, supplemented with video clips, followed by hands-on practice of the newly-acquired skills. Training takes an hour to complete.


Attendance to this event is limited. Please pre-register by calling Becky-Ann Sears at 607-547-4812. If this class fills up and there is sufficient additional interest, we will offer additional classes in the future.


It takes as little as five minutes of uncontrolled bleeding for a person to lose their life. That timeline makes it very difficult for emergency medical technicians to arrive soon enough to control the bleeding and save lives—especially in our rural communities. According to the Stop the Bleed Coalition, 35% of pre-hospital deaths are a result of bleeding. Bystanders, often the first on the scene of an event, can be instrumental when properly trained and equipped in controlling major bleeding until first responders arrive.


The White House and the Department of Homeland Security started the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign in 2015. Its goal is simple: improving survival rates from life-threatening bleeding by training bystanders in the steps to control it. It was created in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and other mass casualty and gun violence events. The tragic shootings of the last two months underscore how important this training still is today.

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