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Lancaster General Health’s trauma team, The Trauma Center at Penn Medicine and Susquehanna Valley EMS recently hosted a “Stop the Bleed” session for 160 Columbia School District employees. The educational session trained and equipped employees on ways to help in a bleeding emergency. Before professional help arrives, bystanders can use three basic “Stop the Bleed” techniques: direct pressure to a wound, wound-packing and tourniquet application. 

An LG Health educator discussing “Stop the Bleed” techniques with a local community member

LG Health offers “Stop the Bleed” training sessions to community groups, schools and police to help educate the public on what to do in a bleeding emergency, such as a mass shooting or car accident. Knowing how to tend to a wounded person properly and quickly stop blood loss can save a life.

Penn Medicine hospitals hope to raise awareness about bleeding control to the level of awareness surrounding CPR and AEDs, and equip more people with the knowledge and tools to help in a bleeding emergency.


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