Staff Learns Trauma Skills They Hope to Never Use

Anna ISD Personnel Learns Trauma Skills They Hope to Never Use
Posted on 10/09/2018
This is the image for the news article titled Anna ISD Personnel Learns Trauma Skills They Hope to Never UseOn Tuesday, October 9, Anna ISD bus drivers and school nurses participated in a ‘Stop the Bleed’ training, conducted by Medical City McKinney Trauma Services team.

Twenty-five Anna ISD bus drivers were equipped with the tools to stop a major bleed and were taught the basic techniques of controlling a life-threatening bleed before professional help arrives.

Along with today’s training, Medical City McKinney provided Anna ISD with 80 ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits, which includes one for every bus and 40 to be distributed to our middle and elementary schools. Last year, MCM provided training to 92 Anna High School personnel and donated 90 ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits to remain at the high school.

Mike Mixson, Medical City McKinney trauma services director said, "We are very proud to partner with Anna ISD. Anna is the first school district in the United States to carry a ‘Stop the Bleed’ kit on every school bus and one of the first districts to have all their campuses outfitted with them.”

In addition to empowering our bus drivers with life-saving skills, the trauma services team taught a “train the trainer” class to the Anna ISD nurses. This training will allow Anna ISD nurses to administer ‘Stop the Bleed’ training to all of Anna ISD staff in the future.

AISD Superintendent Michael Comeaux thanked the Medical City McKinney trauma team and addressed the trainees. “Thank you to Medical City McKinney for providing ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits and for this invaluable training to our district personnel. We certainly hope we will never need to use these life-saving skills, but it is important to be prepared if we ever do.”

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign intended to educate bystanders on how to stop a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. The kit contains pressure dressing, gauze, shears, a tourniquet, and a simple guide on how to stop the bleed.

Hands-On Training for AISD Bus Drivers
Hands-On Training for AISD Bus Drivers
Anna ISD Bus Drivers Learn Life-Saving Skills

AISD Personnel & Medical City McKinney Staff with Stop the Bleed KitsAISD Nurses Become Stop the Bleed Trainers
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