Stop the Bleed
Because every second counts when responding to a medical emergency, our Corporate Emergency Response Team partnered with instructors from St. Agnes Hospital to become certified in ways to treat severe bleeding until medical personnel arrive.
Learning to act quickly is as easy as it is important, said trainer Brenda Kissinger, supervisor of EMS/Trauma in St. Agnes Hospital’s Emergency Department. Without treatment, a person can bleed out in as little as 7 minutes. Understanding how to apply pressure, pack wounds and use tourniquets can save lives.
Michels’ first priority is to provide equipment and training necessary for safe work environments. Emergency response training and specialized equipment allows our people to provide care until first responders arrive.
Stop the Bleed training is available to first responders, schools and the general public. It is a nationwide campaign launched by the White House in 2015.