About a week before the first day of school on Aug. 20, school nurses from across Dallas ISD gathered to learn ways to stop bleeding in emergency situations with tourniquets and gauze.
The “Stop the Bleed” training was designed to better protect students and campus staff. When seconds count and a life is on the line, Dallas ISD nurses will be ready to respond.
The nurses practiced applying tourniquets – a device that stops the flow of blood – on each other. They also practiced techniques for packing open wounds (using a simulator) with gauze. Each nurse at the training received a bleeding-control kit to place in their emergency bags at their campuses.
The life-saving training was made possible through multiple organizations and dozens of volunteers that included UT Southwestern Department of Emergency Medicine; UT Southwestern Office of Safety and Business Continuity; Children’s Health of Dallas, Pediatric Emergency Services Network; Dallas County Health and Human Services Dallas County Medical Reserve Corps; Texas Woman’s University Nursing School Faculty; Denton County Community Emergency Response Team; UT Dallas; University Emergency Medical Response Team; and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.