“Stop the Bleed” Training

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 The Cohoes City School District is taking part in the “Stop the Bleed” campaign to teach staff how to control blood loss in emergency situations.

On a large arterial bleed, an individual can bleed out at anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds.”

 By taking action quickly, a bystander can become a lifesaver.

The priority of the school district is to keep our students safe, to keep our factuality and staff safe, so this is the first step in helping them be a first responder,” said Bryan Wood, Cohoes High School Principal.

The “Stop the Bleed” course was established after the Sandy Hook school shooting, and has been picked up by level 1 trauma centers across the county, including Albany Med. 

The school district plans on purchasing trauma kits that will be placed next to all of the AED machines in every building.

 

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