On Wednesday, June 27, 2018, Milford Ambulance and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center jointly presented bleeding control training to elementary school teachers from the Milford, NH public school system.
The ‘Stop the Bleed’ program provides education and hands-on training to those interested using common hemorrhage control tools such as tourniquets and bandage systems used by the military that can be applied in events such as in mass shootings, bombings, work injuries, home injuries and motor vehicle crashes.
The focus of the program is on:
- The immediate response to bleeding
- Recognizing life-threatening bleeding
- Appropriate ways to stop the bleeding
Eric Schelberg, Director of Milford Ambulance and Mark Hastings, Director of Emergency Management for SNHMC, conducted the presentation and oversaw the hands-on demonstration of bleeding control tools.
The take away message for participants was “the only thing more tragic than a death is a death that could have been prevented.”
Thank you to Eric and Mark for conducting a great ‘Stop the Bleed’ presentation and educational demonstration! Read more about the presentation here!