May 8, 2019

Good Samaritan Medical Center and Morton Hospital Hosted  Stop the Bleed® Class for Taunton Public Schools

Class Provides Life-Saving Training on How to Stop Uncontrolled Bleeding 

Good Samaritan Medical Center, together with Morton Hospital, held a Stop the Bleed® class for Taunton Public Schools’ staff members on Friday, April 26, 2019, at The Leddy School in Taunton. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call to action to train, equip and empower individuals to help in a bleeding emergency before medical professionals arrive.

As of April 26, more than 200 Taunton Public Schools’ system staff has received training, and by the end of May, all 13 schools in the district will have staff trained. The Leddy School was the first school to host a class, and 100 percent of the Leddy School teachers are Stop the Bleed certified.

Stop the Bleed program was initiated to promote simple actions that can be taken immediately after a trauma to limit the loss of life. No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes. Therefore, it is important to stop the blood loss quickly.

The trauma team presented Dr. Janet Belanger with a Stop the Bleed completion certificate for the school and John Cabral a certificate for the district.

Photo Caption: (L-R) Meredith Kennedy, RN, CEN, TCRN, Trauma Program Manager, Good Samaritan Medical Center; John Harrell, EMT-P, EMS Manager, Morton Hospital; Janet Belanger, PhD, Leddy School Principal; Richard Paulson, MD, Trauma Medical Director, Good Samaritan Medical Center; John Cabral, Superintendent, Taunton Public Schools; Karen Regan, RN, MSN, Nurse Manager, Taunton Public Schools; Amanda Lucier, RN, Trauma Performance Improvement Coordinator, Good Samaritan Medical Center and Kathy Perry, Director of Student Services Taunton Public Schools.