FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rep. John Ray Clemmons
JUNE 15, 2018
Training session designed to educate and empower individuals to act quickly and save lives
Nashville, TN – On Monday, June 18, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., State Representative John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville), in conjunction with the Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (TNACS) and the Tennessee Committee on Trauma (TNCOT), will host a “Stop the Bleed” training session for state employees in Rooms 8C and 8D of the Cordell Hull Building, 425 5th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee.
“It is important for all of us to be prepared in the worst of circumstances,” said Rep. John Ray Clemmons. “As a health care advocate, I am incredibly thankful for this program and the dedicated health care professionals who volunteer their time to train individuals to ‘stop the bleed.’ The more people they train, the more lives will be saved. It is truly an honor to be able to facilitate this event, and I appreciate Dr. Alex Jahangir of Vanderbilt for bringing it to my attention,” added Rep. Clemmons.
The nationwide “STOP THE BLEED” campaign is designed to educate and empower individuals to act quickly and ultimately save a life. Uncontrollable bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from traumatic injury. Twenty percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control.
Two training options will be available:
1) Individuals may pick up a snack at 10:00am and attend an informative presentation and hands-on Stop the Bleed training by trauma nurses from across the state in Room 8C; or,
2) Individuals may stop by Room 8D any time after 10:00am where surgeons will be available to provide a quick lesson in bleeding control and answer any questions.
Rep. Clemmons serves on the Health Committee in the Tennessee House of Representatives. He previously hosted a “Hands-Only CPR” training for state employees with the American Heart Association. Follow Rep. Clemmons on Twitter @JRClemmons and Facebook @johnrayfortn more information and updates.
Learn more about TNACS at www.tnacs.org.