Community Comes Together for Student and Teacher Safety

Community Comes Together for Student and Teacher Safety

December 10, 2018

We all know how important basic first aid skills are in the case of an emergency. Knowing how to quickly stop major bleeding has increased in importance as the number of mass shootings increases. Equally important are having the necessary supplies on hand to stop major bleeding to save lives.

Therefore, you are invited, as an important member of the media, to join us as we welcome our community partners to make Stop The Bleed kits for local schools.

When: December 14th, from noon to 4 pm; the best opportunity for photographs is 3 pm when children from schools will be here to assist in making the kits

Where: Havasu Regional Medical Center

What: Community partners will come together to make bleeding control kits for the Tourniquets for Teachers program

Who:

HRMC employees

HRMC Auxiliary

Lake Havasu City Fire Department

River Medical/AMR

Native Air/Air Methods

School Principals and Teachers

LHHS Key Club

Calvary Student Council

Who will benefit: Students and staff at the remaining schools that haven’t already received bleeding control supplies

Lake Havasu High School

Oro Grande Elementary

Nautilus Elementary

Havasu Preparatory Academy

Why: During a mass shooting incident bleeding control is imperative. Having kits available goes hand-in-hand with necessary training.

Bleeding control kits are being assembled at HRMC on December 14th. This would be a great “feel good” story about how the community is coming together to invest their time and donations so teachers and students have the lifesaving supplies and training they need should the worst case scenario play out in our community.

Please RSVP to ryan.perkins@lpnt.net before Wednesday, December 12, so we can provide you with additional details of the event. We hope to see you for this special event.

About the Stop The Bleed® Save A Life

BleedingControl.org is an initiative of the American College of Surgeons and the Hartford Consensus and contains diagrams, news, videos, and other resources contributed by a variety of other private and nonprofit partners to help prepare you in the event you are witness to one of these unspeakable events.

The shared goal is to provide you with a one-stop, online resource to credible information on bleeding control. We hope you will never need to use this information, but if you do, at least you will have the assurance that the information is credible and timely. More information can be found at www.bleedingcontrol.org.
About Havasu Regional Medical Center

Havasu Regional Medical Center is a licensed 171 bed acute care facility fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Providing 24 hour emergency services, it is a Level III Trauma Center accredited by the America College of Surgeons and also a state certified Advanced Life Support Base Hospital, authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers and fire department paramedic personnel. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines, including orthopedics, open heart and neurosurgery. More than 130 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross-section of specialty areas. HRMC is partially owned or invested in by physicians. More information can be found on its website at www.HavasuRegional.com