The sight of a lot of blood may be too much for some people; but knowing how to stop the bleeding in emergency situations can be the difference between life and death.
Monday, United Regional staff members taught those skills to about 60 nurses and physical education instructors from the WFISD.
The program called “Stop the Bleed” is a White House initiative, aimed at teaching non-health professionals to become familiar with stopping someone from bleeding, quickly and effectively. This is the first year the WFISD has participated in the free training.
WFISD P.E. and Health Curriculum Specialist Julie Henderson said this program will be a big benefit to both staff and students.
“The more people that can be trained in responding immediately to stopping the bleed before first responders can get there, the more important it was,” Henderson stated.
Henderson adds every school in the WFISD will be trained on this program, before the beginning of the new school year.