HHS Medical Academy holds ‘Stop the Bleed’ training
Special to the Enquirer
In a proactive move to enhance public preparedness and bolster national resilience, the HHS Medical Academy recently hosted a ‘Stop the Bleed’ training session at the Hartselle Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nov. 8 Lunch and Learn event.
The nationwide initiative, spearheaded by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, aims to equip individuals with essential skills to respond effectively to life-threatening bleeding incidents arising from both routine emergencies and unforeseen calamities, whether natural or man-made, according to academy instructor Lynne Shelton.
The training, pivotal in its life-saving potential, seeks to raise awareness about fundamental actions that can be taken by the public to halt severe bleeding and, ultimately, save lives. The HHS Medical Academy is taking the lead in facilitating this critical course, underscoring its commitment to community well-being and preparedness.
“We are so thankful to the chamber and our administration for the opportunity and the support,” Shelton added. “Our students advanced their leadership and communication skills and did a fabulous job. We could not be prouder of them.”
Participants had the opportunity to acquire skills that could make a significant difference in emergency situations. ‘Stop the Bleed’ is not just training; it’s a call to action for individuals to play an active role in the safety and well-being of their communities.