UCSF Fresno and Community Medical Centers Team Up to Teach Life-Saving Skills on National Stop the Bleed Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2018

UC San Francisco
Jennifer O’Brien, Asst. Vice Chancellor/Public Affairs
Source: Brandy Ramos Nikaido, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs, UCSF Fresno
Cell: (559) 313-6539 Email: bnikaido@fresno.ucsf.edu

UCSF Fresno
Medical Education Program
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Fresno, CA 93701
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UCSF Fresno and Community Medical Centers Team Up to Teach Life-Saving Skills on National Stop the Bleed Day

FRESNO – Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46, according to a National Academies of Science study. Many lives, however, can be saved by stopping blood loss.

The UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery and Community Regional Medical Center Trauma Program are teaming up to teach life-saving skills to the public on Saturday, March 31, which is National Stop the Bleed Day. The free event will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Palm Room at Clovis Community Medical Center, 2755 Herndon Ave., in Clovis.

Registration is required. Space is limited. Register by Thursday, March 29 at:  https://nationalstopthebleeddaymar31.eventbrite.com

For more information, call (559) 459-5130.

Stop the Bleed is a national initiative and call to action launched by the White House in 2015. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 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. Bleeding emergencies are the most amenable to bystander treatment, but time is critical. A person can bleed to death in just three to five minutes. Many bleeding deaths, however, can be prevented when quick and proper first-aid treatment is rendered while waiting for professional medical help to arrive.

The goal of the UCSF Fresno and Community Regional Medical Center Stop the Bleed collaboration is to train as much of the Fresno area population as possible to recognize and stop bleeding as a result of vehicle accidents, home or office injuries and other emergency situations. The UCSF Fresno Department of Surgery and CRMC Trauma Program have offered 70 classes and trained more than 1,800 people to date.

 

About UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program is a branch campus of UCSF, the leading institution dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. Established in 1975, UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in California’s San Joaquin Valley through excellence in teaching and patient care, innovative clinical research and community partnerships. UCSF Fresno is the largest physician-training program between Sacramento and Los Angeles – training more than 300 physicians and 300 rotating medical students each year. Nearly 700 UCSF core and volunteer faculty at UCSF Fresno care for thousands of patients annually and train the next generation of outstanding clinicians and patient advocates. Fifty percent of the physicians trained at UCSF Fresno stay in the Valley to provide UCSF care. In addition, UCSF Fresno helps prepare middle, high school and college students for careers in health and medicine through a variety of pipeline programs. Please visit www.fresno.ucsf.edu

 

About UCSF: UC San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It includes top-ranked graduate schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy; a graduate division with nationally renowned programs in basic, biomedical, translational and population sciences; and a preeminent biomedical research enterprise. It also includes UCSF Health, which comprises three top-ranked hospitals, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland, and other partner and affiliated hospitals and healthcare providers throughout the Bay Area. UCSF also encompasses a branch campus in Fresno. Please visit www.ucsf.edu/news.

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