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School Staff Learns Life-Saving Skills

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During Shoreham-Wading River School District’s Nov. 23 Superintendent’s Conference Day, staff members participated in a hands-on safety training session with Stony Brook University.

Coordinated by Stony Brook University’s Trauma Center, the “Bleeding Control for Schools” training addressed life-threatening hemorrhaging control and prevention. The workshop included a 90-minute lecture where Stony Brook staff members spoke about different emergency scenarios and the proper reactions. The goal, they said, was to teach non-first responders concrete skills that they can use in the event of an emergency.

Following the lecture, participants tested their skills through hands-on simulations. During this session, staff members were taught by Stony Brook emergency responders and trauma nurses how to treat puncture wounds, control hemorrhaging, apply tourniquets and clear airway passages.