West Washington County Unit District 10 staff members Amy Welch, Kim Lintker and Melinda Albers attended Stop the Bleed training hosted by Fairview Heights Police Department last week.
“After the Las Vegas shooting, Kim Lintker asked me if I was aware of any training that taught you what to do to help care for victims in a situation like this,” said Albers, the school nurse. “She recently was made aware of this training through a friend of hers that volunteers at the Fairview Heights Police Department, and she sent me the info. I called to register and invited any of the school staff to join me.”
The purpose of the training is to teach the general public how to use hands, dressings, and tourniquets to control bleeding that results from active shooters, natural disasters, terrorism, or other similar events. Victims of these disasters can die from uncontrolled bleeding within five to ten minutes.