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Local schools find value in Stop the Bleed training

Stop the Bleed

Stop the Bleed

Attached is a picture of the presentation of two STB kits to the Fennimore School District made possible through funding by Friends of Fennimore Elementary (FFES) Parent Group and the Fennimore Kiwanis Club.

Pictured L to R: Jane Wonderling (District Administrator), Christal Foreyt (STB Instructor), Carmen Burkum (Fennimore Elementary School Principal), Amanda Horsfield (FFES), Ashley Walker (Fennimore Kiwanis), Peggy Miles (FFES), Boone Tollefson (Fennimore High School Principal), Gavin Greenlee (Special Education Director of Fennimore Schools)

Local schools continue to place the safety of students, staff and visitors at the top of the priority list. In an effort to equip and empower bystanders to help in a bleeding emergency, both Fennimore and Boscobel School Districts recently received Stop the Bleed (STB) training by Christal Foreyt, RN, MSN, Trauma and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator of Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital and Clinics. 

"Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to encourage onlookers to become trained to effectively assist before professional help arrives on scene in the event of a bleeding emergency," says Foreyt. "I'm excited to get this highly effective program out into the rural communities we serve as it can be useful in many settings."

According to Foreyt, "A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in less than five minutes. Even with some of the best trained, best equipped emergency response professionals, it may take more time than that to get to the scene. That's why a trained bystander can often make the difference between a life saved and a life lost."

Both Fennimore and Boscobel Schools Districts will be presented with two STB kits through made possible through a collaborative of the South Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition. A bleeding control kit includes several lifesaving tools including a tourniquet, gauze, trauma shears, two chest seals, two pairs of gloves, bandaging and more.

To learn more about the Stop the Bleed program, please contact Christal Foreyt, Trauma and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at (608) 375-6120.

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