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MCHD OFFERS FREE STOP THE BLEED CLASSES TO INCREASE SAFETY IN SCHOOLS

– Montgomery County Hospital District is offering free Stop the Bleed courses for Montgomery County school districts to help increase safety and comply with the new Stop the Bleed law in Texas. School districts must comply with HB 496 by January 1, 2020. It requires schools to provide bleeding control kits and training for employees in the case of an on-campus emergency.

The class is motivated by the tragedy in December of 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. An active shooter killed 26 people, including 20 children. This event and others like it have motivated experts to push for more training for bystanders and the general public since first responders can still be minutes away when someone has uncontrolled bleeding. Help during that delay could and will save lives. The Stop the Bleed class details how to respond to these bleeding emergencies before help arrives.

Stop the Bleed is a course created by the American College of Surgeons and encouraged by The Department of Homeland Security. MCHD also offers Stop the Bleed courses free-of-charge to area businesses, churches and other workplaces. To schedule a Stop the Bleed training course, please contact Ashton Herring 936-523-1146 or [email protected]

Montgomery County Hospital District’s mission is to care for the indigent and provide EMS services while protecting the interest of taxpayers and ensuring long-term stability through fund development. For more information about the Montgomery County Hospital District please go to www.mchd-tx.org.

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