How would you respond to a life threatening bleeding wound? Chester School District staff were presented with that question and learned the basics of trauma care response for uncontrolled bleeding situations as part of the “Stop The Bleed: Bleeding Control for the Injured” training program, sponsored by Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC) in coordination with Mobile Life Support Services.
In this training, recently held at Chester Academy, school health office staff, physical education teachers, coaches, and administrators learned the ABCs of Bleeding, how to use tourniquets, and how to stop bleeding by packing a wound or using compression.
Program presenters and trainers included ORMC Injury Prevention Coordinator, John Nowinski, Dr. Avindra Ramnarain, M.D. (ORMC), and Mobile Life Paramedic Field Supervisor, John Hill. ‘Stop the Bleed’ training was introduced to Chester Schools at the recommendation of Town of Chester Police Chief Dan Doellinger at a recent school district safety committee meeting.
Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma and the goal of the program, sponsored by the American College of Surgeons, is to save lives by teaching the civilian population to provide vital initial response to stop uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations.
For more information about the training contact John Nowinski by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit bleedingcontrol.org.