On Thursday, May 30th, 2018, Stop the Bleed training was provided free of charge by UK Medical Center trauma nurse, Amanda Rist, RN BSN.
The training taught responders and nurses how to properly apply pressure, fasten a tourniquet and pack a wound.
The bleeding control program was created by the American College of Surgeons and federal partners after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012.
The course was held at Adair County EMS. There were approximately 25 individuals from 3 counties trained.
In the future, Region 14 HPC plans to partner with local response agencies to help educate the general public on how to correctly control bleeding.