Trainings are usually 60-90 minutes, and SIUH will conduct the bleeding control training program with any agency/organization where there is potential for large amounts of casualties free of charge in order to protect the resident of Staten Island.
At the training, BP Oddo also announced that he has allocated funding for the purchase of 65 trauma first aid kits to be supplied to trainees. He is also in discussions with Council Member Matteo about possible legislation requiring these kits in certain public places.
“This is very important work SIUH is doing,” said BP Oddo. “It is unfortunate that such training is necessary, but we know that it is in today’s world. Just as we did with AEDs, we need to get these kits into the hands of New Yorkers and get them trained.”
“We're totally behind the effort to train people to be first responders,” noted Dr. Michael Bernstein, Chair of Surgery at SIUH. “We're here to provide support to the community and put our resources behind any members of the community who are willing to learn these crucial lifesaving skills.”
To get more information or to sign up for upcoming trauma training, call the Trauma Division at SIUH at 718-226-1267 or visit bleedingcontrol.org.