Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County Hosts Community Emergency Training

MALVERN, Ark. – Baptist Health Medical Center-Hot Spring County recently hosted a communitywide event to help train local residents on how to save lives in the event they witness an accident involving the loss of blood.

“No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will most likely be the first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, therefore it is important to quickly stop the blood loss,” according to the training materials for the STOP the Bleed training.

“Our Community pulled together for training to make a difference and save lives,” said Diana Gray, trauma coordinator for BHMC-Hot Spring County. “The only thing more tragic than a death; is a death that could have been prevented.”

Agencies represented at the event were the Malvern fire and police departments, the Ouachita Fire Department, Dallas County Sheriff Department, BHMC-Hot Spring County employees, Ouachita Correctional (ADC), College of the Ouachita’s, and many local schools including Malvern, Lake Hamilton, Ouachita, South Pike County, Magnet Cove and Glen Rose.

The STOP the Bleed coordinators hope that all those who were trained will take the information back to their organizations and conduct training sessions for all their employees.

“BHMC- HSC would like to thank everyone who participated to make our community a better and safer place to live,” said Gray.

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