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Stop the Bleed

July 10, 2017

On Friday July 7, 2017,  SBIP students participated in the Stop the Bleed training, a national awareness campaign to empower the public to employ simple techniques to stop life threatening bleeding and help save a life.

Stop the Bleed was launched in October of 2015 by the White House. The program was led by Trauma Surgeons Drs. Laura Buchanan, Rosemary Kozar and Dr. Jason Paisley, an Air Force surgeon, from the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.

Participants were certified to "Stop the Bleed" after learning how and demonstrating the application of tourniquets or pressure and filling a wound with gauze. SBIP students, mentored by Drs. Buchanan and Kozar this summer, will support development of a PSA on the subject to be offered to students in schools throughout the State of Maryland.