School Nurses Participate In National “Stop The Bleed” Effort
In Sacramento City Unified School District we strive to ensure our staff is properly prepared to respond to any type of emergency. This past week our school nurses received valuable training as part of the national “Stop the Bleed” campaign.
The top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. It is estimated that twenty percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control. That is why the Stop the Bleed Campaign launched a national initiative providing individuals with the training, tools and knowledge necessary to stop life-threatening bleeding during the precious moments before first responders arrive.
This critical training is important for anyone who works at a school site and may need to administer assistance to someone in need during an emergency.
On Thursday, November 8th, a team from the level II trauma center at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center presented stop the bleed training to thirty-five of our district’s school nurses. Our nurses were provided with important training on techniques that can help control bleeding by using direct pressure, wound packing and tourniquets. The nurses also received one hour of classroom instructions using visual enhancements that will be followed by one hour of hands-on practice using simulated props. All the nurses that participated received a certificate of completion.
These training events have been held in communities across the nation and the district plans on conducting future trainings with staff. Thank you to Kaiser Permanente’s trauma team for your partnership and for providing these important tools to our nurses so that we are better prepared to assist our students and staff in the event of an emergency!
To learn more about Stop the Bleed, please visit bleedingcontrol.org.