CERT Club Updates

bleeding-control-classCERT Club October Meeting

(Anyone who has attended the CERT Basic Training is invited.)

The program at the October meeting was “Bleeding Control with Tourniquet Techniques”–Terran Berry, Caldwell County EMS

Class material is based on Hartford Consensus III, College of Surgeons, How to Stop preventable deaths by hemorrhage. “Everyone can save a life.” http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.traumacenters.org/resource/resmgr/News_documents_/TCCC_Jacobs_HCS_III_ACS_Bull.pdf

Highlights included:

  • Don’t raise legs of a hemorrhaging victim.
  • When using pressure to stop bleeding, do not use your palm or whole hand. Use two fingers directly to the wound to stop bleeding which produces much stronger pressure.
  • If a tourniquet is applied, do not release it. Leave it on until medical treatment is received.
  • Terran demonstrated various types of tourniquets. His favorite is Soft-T wide.
  • He also demonstrated other types of bandages including Oales pressure bandage, Hyfin Vent Chest Seal, and Russel Chest Seal.

November CERT Club meeting

Time:   Thursday, November 17, 2016

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location:          Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345, Morganton Blvd SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at back of building in employee entrance.

The program will include a discussion of emergency water storage and treatment, club organization, including liability insurance and acquiring 501c3 status to allow for donations and fundraising. Please RSVP to CaldwellCountyCERT@gmail.com.

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CERT Club Meeting Reminder

T2016-09-29-first-club-photohis is a reminder of the club formed by CERT-trained volunteers to insure we are prepared to help ourselves, families, and neighbors during any disaster. The next meeting is Thursday, 6:00-8:00 pm, October 27, 2016, at the Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir. Send an RSVP to caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com.

There will be a presentation about bleeding control with tourniquet techniques with quest speaker Tarran Berry from Caldwell County EMS.

We also encourage members to bring tools, books, or equipment related to emergency preparedness and CERT to the meeting to share with the group.