Pennsylvania Student Learn to "Stop the Bleed"

Pennsylvania Students Learn to "Stop the Bleed"

Students at William Penn Senior High spent time this week learning to manage bleeding wounds.

Students in the William Penn Senior High School Public Safety Academy in York, Penn. received hands-on training with the Stop the Bleed program this week. 

Trauma nurse and York College Assistant Professor of Nursing Kelli Masters taught the 35 students how to stop major bleeding with pressure, packing and tourniquets. Each student then had the opportunity to pack wounds with QuickClot and apply a tourniquet to either a training dummy or other students.

The "Stop the Bleed" program was developed by the American College of Surgeons in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security. Stopping the loss of blood from a major wound within five to 10 minutes is crucial, according to www.bleedingcontrol.org

 The goal of Stop the Bleed is to train as many people as possible to perform this life-saving act in the same way that many people learn to perform the Heimlich maneuver or CPR, the organization said.

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