Orange, CA – October 29, 2018 – A group of students in the Villa Park High School Career Technical Education (CTE) Medical Pathway completed a Stop the Bleed training course this past Wednesday. Under direct instruction by a UCI Medical trauma nurse and a collective of medical professionals from local hospitals, students learned how to identify a bleeding emergency, properly apply direct pressure over a wound, utilize a tourniquet, and pack a wound.
“All of these techniques can be frightening to consider in real-life situations, but now each student is a little more prepared for emergencies of this type,” said Villa Park High School Athletic Trainer and CTE Teacher Haley Lantiegne. “Congrats to all who participated and became certified!”
VPHS senior Blaise Slattery introduced Orange Unified to the training opportunity and worked with Lantiegne to bring it to Villa Park. Every student in the Sports Medicine Internship completed the hands-on course to improve his or her emergency-management competency.
Stop the Bleed training is part of the UC Irvine Trauma and Injury Prevention Program designed to teach non-medical and medical persons how to identify and stop life-threatening bleeding. Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma and can result from traffic accidents, industrial accidents, sports injuries, home accidents, and acts of terror.
More information about the Stop the Bleed program is available online at www.ucihealth.org/events/community-events/stop-the-bleed-training.