VCU hosting emergency situations seminar at Lewis Ginter

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — VCU Health is continuing its series of educational seminars at the Lewis Ginter in June with programs on how you can help in an emergency before getting to the hospital and internal radiation therapy for prostate cancer. 

The “Emergencies Happen: You Can Make a Difference” seminar is taking place on June 7. A team of VCU Health experts will discuss hands-only CPR, how to spot a stroke, bleeding control techniques, when to call 911, and other important measures you can take to assist in saving a life.

“As a Level 1 Trauma Center, the team at VCU Medical Center is ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for every imaginable injury and emergency,” a press release read. “However, there are things that can be done in advance that could have a positive impact once a patient arrives in the emergency department.”

The “HDR Prostate Brachytherapy: Cancer’s One Punch Knockout” seminar is set to take place on June 14. Alfredo Urdaneta, M.D., and Dorin Todor, Ph.D., from VCU Massey Cancer Center will discuss the many treatments available, including high-dose rate brachytherapy — a quick and precise method of delivering radiation therapy directly to the tumor.

Both seminars will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Kelly Education Center at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave.

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