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NDSU Extension schedules Stop the Bleed trainings through April

NDSU Extension and the NDSU School of Nursing are offering Spring Stop the Bleed trainings for rural residents wanting to learn how to reduce deaths caused by unintentional injury.

Seconds matter in rural injury incidents or medical emergencies, and the time it takes first responders to travel to an injured person can be critical to survival, says Angie Johnson, North Dakota State University Extension farm and ranch safety coordinator.

To help reduce deaths caused by unintentional injury, NDSU Extension and the NDSU School of Nursing have partnered to offer free, Stop the Bleed trainings for residents of rural communities across North Dakota. Nursing faculty have traveled to North Dakota counties and worked with NDSU Extension agents to conduct the trainings.

“We are excited to offer more trainings this spring at a variety of locations across North Dakota,” shares Johnson.

Stop the Bleed is a nationally recognized, 90-minute certification program, providing participants with hands-on opportunities to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively by properly using a tourniquet in the event of blood loss caused by an injury.

Trainings that have been scheduled for the 2024 spring season are:

  • Mercer County: February 28 – 6:00 p.m. CST
  • Mercer County: February 28 – 7:30 p.m. CST
  • Divide County: March 5 – 2 p.m. CST
  • Williams County: March 5 – 5 p.m. CST
  • Barnes County: March 6 – 9:30 a.m. CST
  • Barnes County: March 7 – 9:30 a.m. CST
  • McKenzie County: March 13 – 2 p.m. CST
  • McKenzie County: March 13 – 5 p.m. CST
  • Williams County: March 14 – 9:30 a.m. CST
  • Williams County: March 14 – 1 p.m. CST
  • Ramsey County: March 21 – 5:30 p.m. CST
  • Ramsey County: March 21 – 7:15 p.m. CST
  • Cass County: April 15 – 6 p.m. CST
  • Cass County: April 16 – 6 p.m. CST
  • Richland County: April 16 – 7 p.m. CST
  • Sargent County: April 17 – 5:30 p.m. CST

Location details for each session and registration is available at bit.ly/STBcountyregistration.

Stop the Bleed sessions are of no cost to participants. However, preregistration is required one week prior to each training session. Sessions are limited to 10 to 12 participants. Personal Stop the Bleed kits will be provided on first-come, first-served basis.

Additional training dates will be scheduled in more locations across North Dakota for fall of 2024. If you would like to learn more about Stop the Bleed and to be notified of possible trainings near you, visit the NDSU Extension Stop the Bleed webpage at ndsu.ag/stopthebleed.

Emergency management personnel may qualify for National Continuing Competency Requirement (NCCR) and Local Continuing Competency Requirement (LCCR) units through this training, and also may be eligible to become a certified Stop the Bleed instructor in their community.

Stop the Bleed training is funded through a three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

As a student-focused, land-grant, research institution, we serve our citizens.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Feb. 16, 2024

Source: Angie Johnson, 701-231-1873, angela.b.johnson@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-7881, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu

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