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Taylorville Memorial Hospital will be hosting a free event that will teach the public how to handle real-life bleeding situations. “Stop The Bleed” will be offered on Tuesday, October 22nd. The session will run from 4:30-6 PM in the Janice Hopper Auditorium at TMH. Enrollment is limited to just 20 participants. That is because they will receive a free bleeding control kit courtesy of the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation. Laura Polley who is with Taylorville Memorial Hospital says that this program will help you learn what to do in case you are in a real-life situation, where you might need to stop someone from bleeding out like a car accident or a mass casualty incident. Lukas Schneider who is with the TMH Emergency Department says that an injury can cause someone to bleed out in 5 minutes and life-threatening injuries can happen to anyone at anytime and that this course will teach you how to save yourself or someone else. The event is open to the public and no medical background is necessary. Attendees are asked to dress for active participation and to register. You can register at taylorvillememorial.org/events.  For more information call the hospital at 217-824-1601.

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