CPH offering safety trainings in October

Published on September 17, 2019

In support of our collegiate mission and core values of promoting public health, we want YOU to take the first step to becoming an empowered initial responder in case of an emergency.  Please join us for several safety trainings being offered during the month of October.

Stop the Bleed

Wednesday, October 2
12:30-1:30 PM
Location: C217 (subject to change depending on RSVP’s)

Presenter:  Bruce McAvoy – UI Public Safety

Description: Stop the Bleed training provides tools and knowledge to help bystanders stop life-threatening bleeding in the critical minutes before first responders arrive to an emergency scene. Similar to the use of CPR or automatic defibrillators, knowing how to stop severe bleeding can be the difference between life and death for an injured person. This presentation will teach faculty, staff, and students the basic techniques of bleeding control and how to use Stop the Bleed kits that are being installed in CPHB and many other UI facilities.

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training

Monday, October 14
12:30- 1:30 PM
Location: C217 (subject to change depending on RSVP’s)

Presenter:  Bruce McAvoy – UI Public Safety

Description: Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable electronic devices that can diagnose and treat certain types of cardiac events. They are designed for use by lay-people using prompts, voice commands, and easy-to-follow instructions. Do you know where the AED is in the College of Public Health Building?  Do you know how to use it?  If not, please join this one-hour training session. For a map showing locations of AEDs on the University of Iowa campus, please click here).

Evacuation Stair Chair Training

October 18 OR October 25
2:00-2:30 PM
Location: CPBH Staircase

Both sessions offered will cover the same material – please accept only one.  If there is a large demand, we may need to offer additional sessions.

Presenter:  Bruce McAvoy – UI Public Safety

Description:  Evacuation chairs can be an important tool to provide mobility impaired individuals with a safe way to evacuate the building in case of an emergency. Come to this hands-on training and learn where the CPHB Stair Chair is located and how to use it!