JHF Staff Participate in Stop the Bleed Training
On September 20, Jewish Healthcare Foundation staff participated in a two-hour Stop the Bleed training, learning three techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out to empower them to assist in an emergency and potentially save a life.
Since 2016, JHF has funded and guided a regional Stop the Bleed initiative – a community outreach, training, and action program that empowers the public with the first responder skills and equipment necessary to stop or slow life-threatening bleeding in the event of emergency or mass casualty events. JHF has purchased bleeding control kits for every synagogue and Jewish school in the city of Pittsburgh.
The course was taught by Allegheny Health Network (AHN) trauma prevention coordinator Jim Stupar; Cathy Stoddard, RN; and Pittsburgh Police Lt. Eric Kroll. JHF staff were supplied with an emergency bleeding first aid kit following the training.