Published on June 21, 2022
Stop the Bleed Education at RWRA
On June 13, team members from Trauma Services and the Emergency Department had the opportunity to participate in community education and outreach. Kay Ewing, RN, Savannah Prior, RN, Katie Wilkerson, RN, Nick Cox, ED Tech, and Rhonda Bergstrom, RN, were able to train and certify 46 employees at RWRA (Regional Water Resource Agency) in the lifesaving skills of Stop the Bleed.
The purpose of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign is to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This preparation is being done by raising awareness and teaching people how to learn three quick actions to control serious bleeding.
Interested in scheduling a course? Please contact Kay Ewing, Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator at 270-417-5967
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