Wake Forest Baptist Health’s trauma department has donated 40 bleeding control kits to Yadkin County Schools to be placed at schools throughout the county. These kits are similar to the trauma kits that Wake Forest Baptist has provided to other area school systems and to state and local law enforcement agencies.
As part of the donation, almost 60 teachers from across the county received Stop the Bleed training Monday, Feb. 10 at Starmount High School.
Teachers learned basic life-saving and bleeding control techniques, including how to use a tourniquet, which enable them to quickly help save the life of a student or staff member in the event someone suffers a traumatic injury.
The classes were led by Jeff Hinshaw, chief physician assistant in Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s emergency department, and members of the Yadkin County Rescue Squad. Hinshaw is also the chief of the rescue squad.
The Stop the Bleed campaign, supported by Homeland Security and the American College of Surgeons, is part of the outreach and injury prevention that Wake Forest Baptist provides as a Level I trauma center.