Forbes Hospital Partners with Local EMS To Provide Lifesaving “Stop the Bleed” Training to Plum High School Faculty

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Today, representatives from the Trauma Center at Forbes Hospital, part of Allegheny Health Network (AHN), and Plum EMS will provide approximately 350 faculty members from the Plum School District with training on how to help control bleeding from injuries in the event of a mass causally incident.

Similar to how healthcare providers educate the general public in CPR, the “Stop the Bleed Campaign” focuses on training the general public in bleeding control techniques. In mass casualty incidents, individuals often suffer injuries that result in preventable deaths. Left untreated, victims can die from uncontrolled bleeding within minutes. By training the general public in basic bleeding control techniques, bystanders will be able to initiate lifesaving measures before the first responders arrive.

Where: Plum High School- Auditorium and Gymnasium

900 Elicker Road, Pittsburgh PA 15239

When: 8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. on Friday, August 25, 2017