Stop the Bleed
Stop the Bleed
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 (11:00 AM - 12:30 PM) (CDT)
This free program is presented by Wausau Metro Strong in partnership with Aspirus Health, the Greater Wausau Chamber of Commerce and Northcentral Technical College.
Nobody plans to be a victim or to witness a tragedy, but anyone can be a hero by learning several life-saving techniques.
A person with uncontrolled bleeding can die within five minutes, so it is important to quickly stop blood loss. Anyone at the scene of a motor vehicle crash, workplace injury, mass shooting or other emergency can act as an immediate responder and save lives … if they know what to do.
Aspirus Wausau Hospital’s Trauma Team will teach attendees basic techniques to control bleeding using their hands, dressings and tourniquets.
Registration is required.
About Wausau Metro Strong:
Wausau Metro Strong (WMS) began as a grass roots group comprised of community leaders passionate about the mission to create a safe community for all. In the wake of the March 22, 2017 deadly shooting where four people were killed by one man, it left the area feeling vulnerable and unprepared for this type of attack. There was an overwhelming response to come together and do more.
With the support of the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin as fiscal agent for the committee and an Executive Team committed to creating positive change around the mission, five pillars were established to help guide WMS’s strategy around community safety: Being Unified, Being Prepared, Being Supported, Being Informed and Being Educated.
Since WMS was established the group has spearheaded change in legislation resulting in more protection for Guardian ad Litems, worked to update notification systems when there is a threat the community needs to be alerted to, met with leaders in the Hmong community to better understand cultural differences and eliminate racial bias and began establishing tool kits for local businesses around safety.
Wausau Metro Strong fiscal agent:
1000 W Campus Dr
Wausau, WI 54401-1880 United States
Room 1004A, Center for Health Sciences Building
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Registration
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Program
12:30 p.m.- Event Concludes