February 21, 2019
WVU Medicine Camden Clark implements
Stop The Bleed program in Mid-Ohio Valley area schools
WVU Medicine Camden Clark has partnered with local boards of educations and key classroom personnel from across Wood and Washington County to implement the national “stop the bleed “safety program in area schools.
Stop the Bleed, a national awareness campaign and a call to action, was launched at the White House in October 2015. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency situation before professional help arrives.
Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before first rescue personnel arrive. The Bleeding Control Basic Course provides participants with the necessary tools to become empowered immediate responders.
Spearheaded locally by CCMC’s Chris Dellinger, Director of Case Management and Trauma Services and Trauma Surgeon Dr. William Cline, WVU Medicine Camden Clark has taken the lead in training school personnel and bus drivers for Marietta City schools with all of Wood County Public Schools scheduled for March 22.
Trainings kits are used during the 90 minute educational and training process and then packaged kits are provided at no cost to each school or organization by WVU Medicine Camden Clark.
Plans are to expand the program roll out to Warren Local and Belpre City Schools along with the Bureau of Public Debt.
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