Central Florida Regional Hospital joins first responders to teach life-saving techniques

From the Central Florida Regional Hospital

This Saturday and next (May 18th and 25th), experts from Central Florida Regional Hospital will join national “Stop the Bleed” efforts as a way to teach people how to save lives during an emergency.

Experts from the Central Florida Regional Hospital Level II Trauma Center and local first responders will be on hand to teach shoppers at Seminole Towne Center and Lake Mary Farmer’s Market how to apply a tourniquet and perform other basic first-aid techniques to stop bleeding.

  The “Stop the Bleed” initiative was launched in 2015 by the White House in an effort to equip average Americans to provide assistance in a bleeding emergency. An injured person can die from blood loss within five minutes and since bystanders are first on the scene “Stop the Bleed” training can enable them to provide life-saving measures before medical personnel can respond.

WHEN:                        Sat., May 18 (Seminole Towne Center)

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sat., May 25 (Lake Mary Farmer’s Market)

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

 WHERE:                     Seminole Towne Center

200 Seminole Towne Center Circle

Sanford, Fla. 32771

Lake Mary Farmer’s Market

100 N. Country Club Rd. Lake Mary, Fla. 32746

CONTACT:                Erin Abbott: (407) 302-7364, Erin.Abbott@hcahealthcare.com

About Central Florida Regional Hospital
Central Florida Regional Hospital, a 221-bed acute care hospital and Level II Trauma Center serves the communities of Seminole and West Volusia counties. The hospital provides 24/7 comprehensive emergency care and the only full-service cardiovascular program in Seminole and West Volusia, including open heart surgery, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and comprehensive diagnostic services. Other specialized services include orthopedic and spine care, robotic surgery, wound care, acute inpatient medical rehabilitation, complete imaging services, and The Baby Suites. Central Florida Regional Hospital is located 3.6 miles east of I-4 between S.R. 46 and Highway 17-92 in Sanford. For more information, please visit www.CentralFloridaRegional.com.