October 23, 2023
MILL HALL, Pa. – Through community partnerships, UPMC in North Central Pa., Susquehanna Regional EMS (SREMS), Susquehanna Health Foundation, and Lock Haven EMS are helping improve the health and safety of students, teachers, and staff within the Keystone Central School District with the donation of 8 ‘Stop the Bleed’ medical stations. These public access bleeding control stations are designed to provide bystanders and initial first responders with easy to access medical equipment for stopping life-threatening bleeding.
Collective meetings and walkthroughs among these partners were held in advance to review and update Emergency Action Plans and determine the placement of stations throughout the schools. These stations contain individual bleeding control kits with tourniquets, pressures dressings, gauze, and wound packing material along with quick litters for moving injured casualties. Training will also be provided by SREMS to school district employees ensuring that should the kits ever be needed, they will be used properly and effectively.
“This donation was truly a collaboration between many partners in Clinton County,” said Mark Trueman, deputy chief and manager, SREMS and UPMC Prehospital Services. “We are grateful for Susquehanna Health Foundation and their donors to financially equip this mission, as well as the support of Ron Reynolds and Nicole Picerno of UPMC facilities in Lock Haven, Dr. Jacquelyn Martin and Todd Brian of Keystone Central School District, and Gerard and Ann Banfill of Lock Haven EMS.”
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a life-threatening bleeding emergency. To learn more about Stop the Bleed and UPMC’s Minutes Matter, go to MinutesMatter.UPMC.com.
From Left: Tony Bixby, SREMS; Todd Brian, CMSD; Ann Banfill, Lock Haven EMS; Gerard Banfill, Lock Haven EMS; Dr. Jacquelyn Martin, KCSD; Nicole Picerno, UPMC; Justin Evey, KCSD, and Mark Trueman, SREMS.
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