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FMH HELPS EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ON STOP THE BLEED PROGRAM AS PART OF FMH’S COMMUNITY EDUCATION INITIATIVE

FMH Health Careers Educator Ashlee Johnson RN recently presented information to area agencies and schools on the Stop the Bleed Initiative. Mrs. Johnson is a designated trainer at Fairfield Memorial Hospital for this important, life-saving program. The people nearest in proximity to someone with life-threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care. First care focuses on five essential actions, including moving someone away from ongoing danger, positioning the injured so they can breathe, stopping life-threatening bleeding, keeping them warm, and providing comfort.

Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. Stop the Bleed is intended to help encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help is able to arrive.

Thank you to Fairfield Community High School, Geff Grade School, Fairfield Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, Jasper Grade School, New Hope School, and Wayne County Ambulance Service for allowing FMH to come into your organization to provide this training.

“Fairfield Memorial Hospital knows that when an emergency occurs that a quick response can make the difference between life and death. By educating the public about the Stop the Bleed Initiative, we hope to help better prepare people on what to do when an emergency situation occurs. I believe Mrs. Johnson’s experience as an Emergency Department Nurse helps to give her insight onto how important first response is to a situation and she is using that knowledge to help educate the public through the Stop the Bleed initiative. I am very proud that our organization has taken the lead in our area to help educate the public about this vital program.” commented FMH Chief Executive Officer Katherine Bunting-Williams.

For more information about this program or to see about scheduling a training session for your community organization, call 618-847-8243. You can also visit the Stop the Bleed website at https://www.dhs.gov/stopthebleed to learn more about this program.

 
 
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