Orange Park Medical Center to Teach Life-saving Stop the Bleed at All Elite Wrestling Event at Daily’s Place

Orange Park, FL., (July 12, 2019) – The Orange Park Medical Center trauma team will be at Daily’s Place this Saturday teaching the life-saving Stop the Bleed training at the Fight for the Fallen All Elite Wrestling event. The event benefits Victim Assistance Advisory Council an organization that assists crime victims and their families.

Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. Victims can bleed out within 5-10 minutes. In an effort to save lives, Orange Park Medical Center educates the public on how they can help save a friend, loved one or even a stranger if they’re ever in this type of situation.

Dr. Justin Deaton, an emergency physician at Orange Park Medical Center says anyone at the scene of a tragic incident such as a mass shooting or other mass casualty event can act immediately and help save lives.

The Jacksonville community came face to face with this type of incident last year during the mass shooting at the Jacksonville Landing. “It is critical to have the general public educated on how to stop the bleed.  Survival begins with bystanders,” said Dr. Deaton. “It’s our mission to help educate as many people in our community as possible.”

The Orange Park Medical Center team will be at the event starting at 4 p.m Saturday to teach interventions to control bleeding, such as tourniquets or using your own t-shirt.

Dr. Deaton says Stop the Bleed needs to be as common as CPR. The more people educated on the simple things they can do to help a co-worker, fellow student or stranger will make a difference.

The hospital teaches a free 2-hour course each month that covers basic methods to control bleeding. The class is taught by members of the Orange Park Medical Center trauma team. To sign-up for a class visit orangeparkmedical.com/stopthebleed.

This article has been provided by OPMC’s PR Director.

Inquires prior to the event please contact Carrie Turansky at 239-691-0464.

Inquiries during the event please contact Sarah Miller at 904-910-4876.