GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In an emergency time is precious, including the moments before help arrives, which is why it's important that more people are trained in basic lifesaving techniques.

The Stop the Bleed campaign is a nationwide effort to educate the public on proper ways to help stop active bleeding from a wound in an emergency situation.

We wanted to learn more about the campaign and a free class offered by Spectrum Health so we sat down with Meaghan Crawley, an injury prevention specialist and registered nurse at Spectrum Health.  

The next free Spectrum Health Stop the Bleed course is at 10 a.m. on March 5 in Grand Rapids.  You may register by calling 616-391-5000.  If you’d like to  host your own class call 616-391-8641.

You can learn more at www.stopthebleed.com.  

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