Stop the Bleeding with an Advanced CERT Class

Have you completed the City’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training? Then take the Advanced Bleeding Control class being offered by Safety Matters Certified Training on Thursday, May 23, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Goleta Valley Community Center (5679 Hollister Avenue). This is a hands-on class and the cost to attend is $10 per student.

The Advanced Bleeding Control class is designed to teach participants how to stop the bleeding, with detailed instruction on the control of severe external bleeding, including the use of direct pressure, commercial pressure bandages, tourniquets and packed dressings.

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, which is why it’s so important to stop it quickly. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma.

Learn if this program is right for you and register here.