“Stop the Bleed” Training to Take Place at Moore Traditional School - Archived


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“Stop the Bleed” Training to Take Place at Moore Traditional School

Students to train faculty on response to trauma incidents and how to stop blood loss

High school students at Moore Traditional School are taking part in a national initiative that aims to help save lives and empower bystanders during mass casualty incidents. Last year, the school partnered with the University of Louisville Hospital Trauma Center to prepare in case of a trauma event at the school by taking part in the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, a national initiative launched in late 2015 that encourages people to act quickly and save lives by learning how to stop severe bleeding. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, and bystanders are often the first on scene to help before professional emergency responders arrive.

Approximately 90 members of Moore Traditional School’s HOSA: Future Health Professionals, a student organization that prepares students to enter the healthcare field, took part in the initial training to learn how to treat wounds and stop bleeding. On Tuesday, January 10, these students will train faculty members on how to help after experiencing a trauma situation.

WHAT:
“Stop the Bleed” training at Moore Traditional School

WHEN:
Tuesday, January 10
2:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Moore Traditional School
Auditorium
6415 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY 40228

WHO:
Keith Miller, MD, University of Louisville Trauma Team
Rob Fulk, Principal, Moore Traditional School

OPPORTUNITIES:
•      Photo/Video of “Stop the Bleed” training
•      Interviews with Dr. Miller and Principal Fulk
•      Interviews with students/faculty (per request)

MORE:
Students and members of the University of Louisville Trauma Center also plan to train additional students and faculty members at other JCPS high schools in the near future.

For more information on the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, visit www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed.

Publish Date: 

Monday, January 09, 2017