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UPMC East To Host ‘Stop the Bleed’ Training

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Rick Pietzak
Project Director, Crisis Communications

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WHAT: UPMC East will host a free “Stop the Bleed” training course, where attendees will learn how to properly use a tourniquet, pack a wound and apply direct pressure. Parking will be validated and light refreshments will be served.


Registration is required. To register, call 412-357-3700 or visit


WHY: It takes less than 5 minutes for a person to bleed to death. Bleeding emergencies happen every day, caused by car crashes, accidents at work, home and school — and increasingly, mass violence. Stop the Bleed training prepares you to make a difference when help is needed most.




  • Linda Reiger, emergency medical services specialist, UPMC East.


WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.


WHERE: UPMC East, Conference Center A, B and C, Ground Level, 2775 Mosside Blvd., Monroeville, Pa., 15146.


Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Rick Pietzak at 412-864-4151 or