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Stop the Bleed buckets

Faculty and Staff of the Bay Village City Schools have opened the second half of the academic year more prepared for emergency situations.

Through a cooperative partnership with University Hospitals-Saint John Medical Center and the Bay Village Fire Department, school district officials are being trained in a program called "Stop the Bleed." This training prepares participants in the use of special dressings and tourniquets to assist in a bleeding emergency before the city's Firefighter-Paramedics arrive.

Toward this end, University Hospitals-Saint John Medical Center donated 250 Stop the Bleed buckets and trauma kits - enough for every building classroom, school bus, and vehicle. Valued at more than $25,000, these buckets and trauma kits contain the tools necessary to help control bleeding in an emergency, and include such items as protective gloves, bandages, gauze, and tourniquets.

Personnel from the UH EMS Training & Disaster Preparedness Institute have been working alongside members of the Bay Village Fire Department to train school employees throughout the month and will continue their training for the remainder of the school year.

Developed after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in Connecticut, the "Stop the Bleed" program equips and empowers trained bystanders to take life-saving action if quickly needed-regardless of the situation or cause of severe bleeding. You can learn more about Stop the Bleed at: https://www.stopthebleed.org/

Pictured above amid the donated Stop the Bleed trauma kits are (from l to r): University Hospitals EMS Institute Stop the Bleed Instructors Ken Hehnan, Nate Gardner, & Jake Nakel, St. John Medical Center Manager of Community Outreach Paul Forthofer, Bay Village Fire Chief Chris Lyons, Bay Village Mayor Paul Koomar, St. John Medical Center President Robert David, Bay Village Schools Superintendent Jodie Hausmann, Bay High School Principal Jason Martin, Bay Middle School Principal Aaron Ereditario and Bay Village Police Chief Mark Spaetzel.

Photo credit: Bay Village Fire Department Captain Dave Stump

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