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Stop the Bleed classes set all day Saturday


March 29, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Dale Herd, a physician assistant at Northern Montana Hospital, demonstrates to people how to properly tie a tourniquet on someone's arm Tuesday evening. This was done as part of a class called Stop the Bleed which aims to educate people about how to stop bleeding after an injury.

A certified trainer is holding a marathon session of classes Saturday to help people learn how to stop the No. 1 cause of death in a traumatic injury - bleeding.

Dale Herd, physician assistant at Northern Montana Health Care's orthopedic department, will celebrate the first-ever national Stop the Bleed Day Saturday by holding classes all day long - at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. and 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

The classes teach people with no medical background how to control bleeding, Herd said.

The program, which is about a year-and-a-half old, was designed specifically to help with mass events and came o...

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