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Monday, September 26, 2022

MCSO offering free bleeding control, hands-only CPR training class this weekend

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is hosting another free training class this weekend that will teach participants how to control bleeding and perform hands-only CPR.

The class is being held on Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Sheriff’s Office Multi-Purpose Room, which is located at 3300 NW 10th Street in Ocala.

In many situations, injuries can occur and there may be a delay between the time of the injury and the arrival of first responders. Preventable deaths can occur in these situations without civilian intervention.

Class participants will receive basic training in bleeding control principles so they are able to provide immediate front-line aid to an injured individual until first responders arrive on scene.

According to MCSO, over 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the United States. Cardiac arrest is an electrical malfunction in the heart that causes an irregular heartbeat and disrupts the flow of blood to the brain, lungs, and other organs.

Each participant will also learn how to perform hands-only CPR without the rescue breaths. Instead, they will learn to perform chest compressions only. CPR certification cards will not be provided.

There is no cost to attend this weekend’s class, and registration is required. To reserve a seat, please visit the Stop the Bleed and Hands-Only CPR training class webpage.