The San Augustine School Nurses Get Hands Dirty with Stop the Bleed Training - August 12, 2019
School nurses learned how to treat a serious bleeding injury as part of the Stop the Bleed campaign. This is a national movement intended to equip bystanders with enough knowledge to help in a bleeding emergency until help arrives.
School nurses could face instances like this at any given time, from a mass casualty incident to a severe injury on a football field. When a person begins to hemorrhage it’s only a matter of seconds before they are in a critical situation. Empowering staff with the knowledge of knowing what to do when this situation arises is so important.
Bleeding control was taught with the use of CAT tourniquets, quick clot gauze, learning how to pack a wound, and applying pressure.
The training took place at Nacogdoches High School on July 30th, 2019. The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Recognizes Karen Noble & Leah Williams for successful completion of the Stop the Bleed course. This training was presented by Christopher Klingenberg, M.D. with Nacogdoches Medical Center.
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