Stop the Bleed

Thanks to the generosity of the Samaritan Hospital Foundation and University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center, all classrooms in the Loudonville-Perrysville School District received “Stop the Bleed” buckets.  Stop the Bleed is a federally initiated program that teaches how to control bleeding in the event of a life-threatening emergency.  L-P staff members were recently trained in proper bleeding control techniques.

The teacher triage idea is the brainstorm of Dr. Lenworth Jacobs of Hartford, Connecticut, who operated on victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, where 26 children and adults were killed.  He feared that there would be more school violence and formed a group to include law enforcement and other first responders who developed strategies for helping victims to survive.  Through their efforts, Stop the Bleed was created and has quickly spread across the United States. 

Each bucket contains clotting kits, gloves, gauze and a tourniquet to be used in the event of a medical emergency.  Other items in the bucket include rope, a doorstop, glucose tablets, bandages, gauze and rubbing alcohol wipes, a paper blanket, blue duct tape, green duct tape and toilet paper.  In the event of an emergency, blue tape will be placed on the doors and windows to signal a medical emergency.  Green tape will be placed signaling there are no medical emergencies.

The LP Administration and staff members are very thankful for the buckets.