2019-01-10 / Local & State

FCMC Provides Stop The Bleed Training To School Districts

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Pictured, left: David Zula, Teresa Barnish, Stephanie Shoemaker, David Burkett, Cornelius Strait, Samantha Smith, and Darin Swope. Pictured, left: David Zula, Teresa Barnish, Stephanie Shoemaker, David Burkett, Cornelius Strait, Samantha Smith, and Darin Swope. David Zula, middle school/high school principal; Teresa Barnish school nurse; Stephanie Shoemaker, elementary principal; and David Burkett, superintendent, accepted Stop the Bleed kits for every classroom at Fannett-Metal School District.

Fulton County Medical Center staff members Cornelius Strait, CNO; Samantha Smith, ED manager; and Darin Swope, RN, presented the district with the kits after their staff and faculty received hands-on training for bleeding control.

The Stop the Bleed Program is a direct benefit of the Medical Center becoming a Level IV Trauma Center. Stop the Bleed kits include gloves, gauze, and a tourniquet.

Every classroom in Fulton County will have Stop the Bleed kits by 2020. According to the Office of Homeland Security, Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

For more information on the Stop the Bleed campaign visit stopthebleedtoday.com. Any business or group who would like to receive the training and kits can contact Fulton County Medical Center trauma coordinator Samantha Smith at 717-485-6184.

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