ERIE, Pa. — Erie educators are being trained to “Stop the Bleed” through a campaign to teach proper first aid to prevent severe blood loss.
“Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign, and UPMC is dedicating more than one million dollars to bring it to every public school in Northwest Pennsylvania.
The first stop was at Roosevelt Middle School on Thursday.
UPMC Hamot’s trauma nurse coordinator taught several seventh-grade teachers hands-on techniques on how to stop a severe wound from bleeding out.
The “Stop the Bleed” campaign aims to teach would be bystanders basic first aid for victims of severe blood loss from injuries such as gun shot wounds, car accidents, and other traumatic events.
Trauma is the leading cause of death in the United States for people under the age of 49.