Fairview and SBVAS Offer Emergency Training Focused on Lifesaving Skill

Great Barrington, Mass. – In honor of Emergency Preparedness Month, Fairview Hospital will host three sessions of “Stop the Bleed,” offering important life-saving skills for lay persons and health and safety professionals. The training is free and open to the public by pre-registration.

The Stop the Bleed program teaches the basics of recognizing severe bleeding, getting help, and controlling bleeding immediately using simple tools and skills that can be mastered in this class. The skills are valuable for anyone who encounters a construction accident, motor vehicle crash, or any other emergency where someone may suffer a serious injury and is at risk of experiencing life threatening blood loss.

The program dates/times are Tuesday, September 10 from 3pm-4 p.m., Friday, September 20 from 10am-11 a.m., and Tuesday, September 24 from 5pm-6 p.m.  All classes are held in the ground floor conference room at Fairview Hospital, 29 Lewis Ave, Gt Barrington, MA 01230

To register, please contact Heather Barbieri at hbarbieri@bhs1.org or (413) 854-9656

Fairview Hospital also offers monthly life safety skills and safety courses and programming, for both lay people and health and safety professionals, including CPR, First Aid and AED training through its CPR Plus Program. 

Due to community feedback, Stop the Bleed kits are now available for sale at Fairview Hospital in the Fairview Auxiliary Gift Shop. For information about programs and dates, call Nanci Race at (413) 528-2663.