‘Stop the Bleed’ coming to World Civility Day - March 16, 2017

Courtesy of nwitimes.com • March 16, 2017

Methodist Hospitals has signed on as a sponsor of World Civility Day on April 13 and will present a workshop at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

Registered nurse Jennifer Mullen, trauma program coordinator for Methodist Hospitals Northlake Campus and board certified in emergency and trauma nursing, will present a workshop called “Stop the Bleed” from 9:50 to 10:20 am.

“Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.

No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene after an injury. Uncontrolled bleeding is the top cause of preventable death after trauma. You can help save a life by knowing how to stop bleeding if someone, including yourself, is injured.

Community Civility Counts, which started as a partnership of the Gary Chamber of Commerce and The Times Media Co. in 2015, is hosting the activities of World Civility Day for a second year. A series of workshops will take place at the Indiana Welcome Center during the day, and an awards dinner and celebration will be held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville in the evening.

Here is the full workshop schedule:

• Kickoff at 8:30 a.m.

• “World Civility Day Ambassadorship,” 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Presented by Dr. Clyde Rivers, World Peace ambassador, special representative from Interfaith Peace-Building Initiative to the United Nations, and Ambassador at Large from Burundi, Africa;

• “Stop the Bleed,” 9:50 to 10:20 a.m. Presented by Methodist Hospitals.

• “Civility in the Community,” 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Presented by the National Civility Center;

• “Civility books and publishing,” 11:20 to 11:40 a.m. Presented by Propriety Publishing of Canada;

• “Shared Ethics Advisory Commission,” 11:40 to noon. Presented by Cal Bellamy;

• Box lunch available

• “Where do we go from here – chaos or community?” 12:15 to 1 p.m. Presented by Urban League of Northwest Indiana;

• “The Business Case for Civility at Work,” 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Presented by Lew Bayer of Civility Experts of Canada;

• “Stand Up, Speak up, Stop Bullying,” 2 to 2:45 pm. Presented by Edgewater Systems;

• “Civility in the Classroom,” 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Presented by Summer Moore of Community Civility Counts and teachers involved in the program in two Gary charter schools;

• “Cyber Bullying in Schools,” 3:30 to 4 p.m. Presented by Cathie Bledsoe of the Indiana State Police.

In addition to the Gary Chamber of Commerce and The Times Media Co., World Civility Day sponsors include Methodist Hospitals, AT&T Indiana, National Civility Center, Civility Experts, Propriety Publishing, Legacy Foundation, Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, Shared Ethics Advisory Commission, and Lake Area United Way.

Tickets can be ordered through the Gary Chamber of Commerce. Call (219) 885-7407. Tickets are $25 for the day sessions and lunch and $60 for the celebration and awards dinner. Tables of 10 for the dinner can be reserved for $550.

Like the Civility Counts Facebook page for updates on World Civility Day and to follow the activities of Community Civility Counts.