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Stop the Bleed training held at Berkeley Elementary

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Berkeley Elementary employees review how to tend wounds

Berkeley Elementary employees review how to tend wounds during a Stop the Bleed training held at the school on Wednesday, Jaunary 30, 2019. (BCSD photo)


Funded by grant money provided to every school district in South Carolina, Berkeley Elementary held a Stop the Bleed training on Wednesday designed to better prepare teachers and administrators for an incident during which bleeding presents a serious threat to life.

A person can bleed to death in 3-5 minutes. Wednesday’s training was to make sure those in the school are aware of the tools and techniques to prevent that loss of life in students and colleagues.

Teachers attending the training were shown in detail the basics of applying pressure to a wound, stuffing a wound and tying a tourniquet.

Berkeley County School District Nursing Services Coordinator Cami Tidwell said the training is one of several already held and scheduled for the future for BCSD employees.

“We are very grateful for this grant and the assistance from MUSC, local nurses and law enforcement – making the series of trainings possible,” Mrs. Tidwell said.

The grant also funds providing tourniquet kits in each BCSD school.