Stop the Bleed
Deeply saddened by the recent increase in frequency of mass shooting events, the Georgia Trauma Commission was compelled to act. In March 2017, the Georgia Trauma Commission embarked upon a campaign to provide bleeding control kits in every Georgia public school and bus in addition to providing training to key school staff. This quick action and success received national attention, other states and organizations sought to replicate Georgia’s program. The success of this program was unique in that the majority of school staff were trained by volunteers from Georgia trauma centers, EMS agencies, fire departments, emergency preparedness agencies as well as a number of other engaged stakeholders.
Training Requirements And Documents
School Response Program Requirements
All school training should be organized by/reported to each Regional Stop the Bleed Coordinator to ensure best efforts and avoid duplication. Each school is required to have a minimum of 10 individuals trained. After training has been completed, the school will be awarded a one-time allotment of 12 Georgia Trauma Commission Bleeding Control kits to be placed strategically around the school.
For each school, there must be a Participation Agreement and Training Roster submitted to your Regional Stop the Bleed Coordinator after the completion of each training.
School Bus Program Requirements
All school systems and districts trainings should be organized by and reported to each Regional Stop the Bleed Coordinator to ensure the best efforts and avoid duplication. Each Georgia public school system or district should train the maximum amount of school bus drivers, substitute drivers, and assistant drivers, as possible. After the training has been completed, the system or district will be awarded the appropriate amount of Georgia Trauma Commission Bleeding Control kits based upon the school bus count in each individual system or district.
For each system or district, Training Rosters must be submitted to your Regional Stop the Bleed Coordinator after the completion of each training.
Healthcare providers including physicians, nurses, paramedics, EMTs, and first responders are all eligible to teach the Stop the Bleed Course. Simply log in to the Stop the Bleed website and register as an instructor. This will provide you with access to the most up to date information and training materials.