Creative approach combines zombies, escape houses and B-Con bleeding control classes for unique take on lifesaving course
Reno – The Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) is taking a Halloween-inspired approach to its bleeding control classes, Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse, for the community on October 20. Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) educates community members on how to perform immediate and basic lifesaving interventions prior to receiving definitive medical care.
Students will go through a bleeding control course and early trauma intervention set in a haunted house that involves puzzle solving and escape house type activities.
“Just like CPR classes can help a community member provide critical lifesaving care, knowing how to assess and control bleeding on the scene can also mean the difference between life and death,” said Cindy Green, education manager for REMSA. “This unique hands-on class offers various challenging and scenario-based situations and is sure to be a memorable one.”
After attending the class, students will have learned how to manage life-threatening blood loss through the use of tourniquet application, wound packing and hemostatic dressings, as well as the basic strategies to open and maintain an airway. These courses do not require any prior medical experience, and are suited for those that want to be educated on what to do during any potential traumatic incident.
Three classes available:
October 20, 2018 from 4 – 6:30 p.m.
October 20, 2018 from 6:30 – 9 p.m.
October 20, 2018 from 9 – 11:30 p.m.
Location: REMSA Center for Prehospital Education (400 Edison Way, Suite B, Reno)
Register: Visit www.remsaeducation.com or call (775) 353-0772
REMSA uses a curriculum intended to build national resilience by preparing the public to save lives by raising awareness about how to stop bleeding following everyday emergencies, and man-made and natural disasters. For more information or questions, contact REMSA at (775) 353-0772 or www.remsaeducation.com.
REMSA is a high-performance, private, locally-governed, non-profit healthcare organization and emergency medical services agency serving northern Nevada since 1986. Through an exclusive franchise agreement, REMSA provides Washoe County’s 420,000 residents with 24/7 ALS and ILS ground ambulance services. REMSA also encompasses Care Flight, a regional helicopter, airplane and ground critical care transport service; Care Flight also operates Care Flight Ground in Plumas County. REMSA offers a Nevada-licensed, post-secondary educational institution, a state-of-the-art, fully accredited 9-1-1 dispatch communications center, a Tactical Emergency Medical Support team and special events EMS teams. REMSA and Care Flight are Always Ready.