In an emergency, would you know how to help someone who is bleeding?
A person can bleed to death in less than five minutes. Stop the Bleed training can save a life.

Penn State Health St. Joseph Emergency Department and the Berks County Scholastic Athletic Trainers Association partner to teach easy-to-learn techniques that control severe bleeding.


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Stop the Bleed – Berks County


ABOUT STOP THE BLEED


Immediate responders on the scene can make all the difference.

Emergencies come with no warning. The minutes before trained emergency personnel arrive are critical in preventing blood loss. This multi-year program gives teachers and staff of Berks County Schools the tools and training to beat the clock, Stop the Bleed and save lives.


STOP THE BLEED Training

Penn State Health St. Joseph Emergency Department professionals lead this 90-minute course for up to 50 educational and support staff per school building. A lifelike device is used to simulate a severe bleeding injury, and participants respond hands-on. Stop the Bleed techniques can then be directly applied to real-life victims who suffer deep wounds from a traumatic injury.


STOP THE BLEED Kits

The moments before trained emergency help arrive are critical in preventing blood loss. The Stop the Bleed Kits contain gloves, tourniquets, pressure dressings, gauze bandages and other essential supplies. The kits are prominently displayed and ready for use in a high-visibility, wall-mounted unit.


STOP THE BLEED Support

Penn State Health St. Joseph coordinates the implementation of the Stop the Bleed program in each Berks County school with the support of the county Intermediate Unit. School district athletic trainers serve as in-house champions.


SCHEDULE TRAINING Today

Contact Don Hirsch, EMS Outreach Coordinator @ Penn State Health St. Joseph to schedule training for your organization or learn more about bleeding control kits. Get started today.
484-877-0619
dhirsch@pennstatehealth.psu.edu


People bleeding uncontrollably can die within five minutes. Stop the Bleed trains people on some very simple, but highly effective ways they can help. The world is full of ordinary people who do extraordinary things in an emergency.
Don Hirsch
Emergency Environment of Care Coordinator, Penn State Health St. Joseph


News

The Medical Minute: How to ‘Stop the Bleed’ and save a life
Hershey Medical Center Partners with ‘Stop the Bleed’

Videos

Stop the Bleed – Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

About STOP THE BLEED

Launched in 2015 by the White House and the American College of Surgeons, Stop the Bleed® is a national awareness campaign that provides individuals with the education and training they need to stop blood loss and save lives. The Hartford Consensus to Enhance Survival in Intentional Mass Casualty Events developed the program in 2013, just a few months after the active shooter tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Penn State Health St. Joseph is licensed by the Department of Defense to partner in the Stop The Bleed program.