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Northern Arizona Healthcare Donated 43 Bleeding Control Stations To FUSD

Five people posing for photo with one holding up a Bleeding Control Station.
From left to right: Larry Kushner, NAH Chief Philanthropy Officer; McKenzie Bevirt, FUSD Health Services Coordinator; Michael A. Penca, Superintendent of FUSD; Maraka Oltrogge, NAH Vice President of Philanthropy; Shawn Bowker, Injury Prevention Outreach Coordinator for Flagstaff Medical Center Trauma Services. Photo Courtesy of Northern Arizona Healthcare

Northern Arizona Healthcare donated 43 Bleeding Control Stations to Flagstaff Unified School District. Uncontrolled bleeding can quickly result in death but it can be prevented with the proper equipment and training. Bleeding Control stations include tourniquets, gloves, trauma shears and wound dressings. The stations were funded by NAH’s Office of Philanthropy’s $25-thousand donation and the Trauma and Acute Care Surgeons of Northern Arizona’s $3,000 donation. NAH facilitates “Stop the Bleed” community training to build community resilience and prepare the public to respond to stop life-threatening bleeding during emergencies and natural disasters. “Stop the Bleed” is an educational program created by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. The “Stop the Bleed” training is hosted by Flagstaff Medical Center’s Trauma Center, northern Arizona’s only Level One Trauma facility. The FMC team donated a training kit to FUSD and has been teaching district employees and school nurses to be instructors so they can train their own staff. School bus drivers are also being trained on how to use these stations. The Bleeding Control Stations will be set up in all 15 FUSD schools, Camp Colton and district offices. Each location will have at least one station.