With assistance from WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta City Schools is the first school district in the nation to have Stop the Bleed Kits on each of its school buses. (Courtesy of Marietta City Schools)

Marietta schools first in nation with Stop the Bleed Kits on each bus

This month Marietta City Schools is the first school district in the nation to have Stop the Bleed Kits on each of its school buses with assistance from WellStar Kennestone Hospital.

Last month all MCS bus drivers and monitors attended a three-day training to become certified by the American Heart Association in CPR, First Aid and Stop the Bleed training.

The training was organized and led by MCS Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Hopp and Project Save at Children’s Health Care of Atlanta.

In 2017 the Stop the Bleed campaign was founded by the Georgia Trauma Foundation, based in Kennesaw, to put the knowledge gained by first responders and the U.S. military into the hands of the public to help save lives by stopping uncontrolled bleeding in emergency situations until trained responders can arrive.

Also in 2017 WellStar Kennestone Hospital initiated Stop the Bleed training with MCS educators.

Since then MCS has trained about 350 staff members, including the bus drivers and monitors who completed the training in March.

Information: GeorgiaTraumaFoundation.org/StopTheBleed

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