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Hosted by the College of Community Health Sciences – Rural Health Research is now hosting monthly Save-A-Life Training every Third Friday of Every Month at 9:00 Am – Northeast Medical Building, Room 1140 (University of Alabama).

Would you know what to do?

Whether it’s a car crash, a tornado, or the aftermath of an active shooter situation, the first person on the scene in the crucial moments after the event is almost always a passerby or fellow victim. Although no one plans to witness a tragedy, proper training can ensure you’re prepared to save a life in need when tragedy strikes. On the third Friday of each month, The University of Alabama Emergency Medical Services program will offer Save-A-Life Training (S.A.L.T.) in Room 1140 at the Northeast Medical Building (211 Peter Bryce Blvd). This training will cover high quality CPR and AED skills along with Stop the Bleed and Chain of Survival techniques. The training is free, but registration is required. Certificates will be issued upon completion.

Launched in October of 2015 by the White House, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. According to a recent National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.Remember to be aware of your surroundings and move yourself and the injured person to safety, if necessary.Call 911

If you'd like to learn more about National Stop the Bleed Day, visit our website or go to the official website to find a class.

To participate in the West Alabama Training Contact or Call: 205-535-8908 to sign up or for more information regarding Save - A - Life Training. The most tragic death is one that could have been prevented. Please help us in sharing this very important information.

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