Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition School Health and Safety Conference
On Friday, December 7th, educators and other professionals came together at the Arizona Department of Education Emergency Preparedness, School Health and Safety annual conference in Glendale and were trained by the Arizona Stop the Bleed Coalition. These exceptional men and women completed the necessary educational requirements to obtain American College of Surgeons’ Bleeding Control Certification.
Everyone needs basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they can provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders can take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without immediate intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths may occur.
Although no single set of skills or response can fit all injury, trauma, or active violence situations, making sure everyone knows his or her options and can react decisively will save valuable time and lives. As members of our extended community family, these professionals now have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help save a life!