2023 Blood Drive - September 29, 2023
San Augustine Health Services, Interact Club members, and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center hosted the first blood drive of the school year on September 29, 2023. Thirty-four units of blood were donated to the local bank with the possibility of saving 102 lives. Nurse Leah would like to thank everyone who participated in making the event so successful.
SAISD Students Receive EKG Screenings - March 7th, 2023
SAISD Health Service Nurses, along with the Brandon Goyne Foundation, and nursing practicum students were able to administer EKG's to our student-athletes. This simple and painless test is saving lives!
Eighty students were able to participate in this life-saving screening through a generous donation from the San Augustine Methodist Church.
Karen Noble and Leah Williams, nurses for SAISD, are very grateful for the support shown by the Methodist Church in helping our students live healthier lives.
If you would like to learn more about the Brandon Goyne Foundation, please visit https://thebrandongoynefoundation.com/
Students Learn Hands-only CPR to Help Save Lives - March 7, 2023
On February 27th, seventh through twelfth-grade students received the hands-only portion of CPR training. During the week, each student took an online class to prepare them for the day. Each student had to receive an 80 or higher to pass the exam offered by Pro-Trainings. SAISD nurses are very grateful for such an amazing program. Pro-trainings offered the training free of charge for our students. Every student on campus learned the steps needed to save someone's life. Nurse Leah is very proud of the student's accomplishments. Everyone was eager to learn, answered the questions quickly, and understood everything they were taught. She is very confident they are able to administer CPR until help arrives.
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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