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#MoCoPrepares: "You Are the Help Until Help Arrives" Training

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Gaithersburg Library

18330 Montgomery Village Ave.

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Trauma is the leading cause of death in Americans under age 46. Life-threatening (traumatic) injuries require immediate action to stop someone from dying. While emergency medical responders are quick to arrive, any delay between injury and the initiation of care can result in death. Those nearest to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide the first care, which should focus on the most essential actions, including moving someone away from ongoing danger, stopping life-threatening bleeding, positioning the injured so they can breathe, keeping them warm, and providing comfort. This course is designed to educate the public about the important role it plays in providing these potentially life-saving interventions prior to the arrival of emergency services.

There is no age-restriction for this course, however there are some graphic photos and video recordings shown during the training.

Registration for this event is required so that we can provide enough material for the audience.

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Use simple and effective skills to save lives
  • Communicate with 9-1-1 operators effectively
  • Act to protect the injured from further harm
  • Position the injured
  • Stop life-threatening bleeding
  • Provide emotional support.
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18330 Montgomery Village Ave.

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