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HSHS St. John’s Hospital Provides ‘Stop the Bleed’ Training to College Faculty and Staff

HSHS St. John’s Hospital recently provided St. John’s College of Nursing (CON) faculty and staff “Stop the Bleed” training. This course is designed to provide first aid to trauma victims and stop a fatal bleed at the scene before emergency medical providers arrive. Over the past year, St. John’s hospital provided “Stop the Bleed” kits and training to area police and fire departments.
It only takes five minutes for a person to die from blood loss. “Stop the Bleed” is a nationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives. There is an increased need for civilians to be taught basic life saving techniques until fire and police responders can arrive. This training is being motivated by tragedies such as the 2012 incident in Sandy Hook and the most recent in Las Vegas.
“Our nursing staff and instructors are civilians too,” said Amy Jones, executive director of emergency services at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. “We want them to understand the life-saving measures taken by first responders before the patient reaches the hospital.”
CON faculty and staff received the “Stop the Bleed” course Dec. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at the college. This was the first college in Springfield to receive training.
“HSHS St. John’s Hospital is dedicated to the health and well-being of our community,” said Dr. Charles L. Lucore, president and CEO of HSHS St. John’s Hospital. “If providing our college faculty and staff training can save even one life, it was worth the investment.”
About HSHS St. John’s Hospital
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois is a regional medical center offering a comprehensive array of health care services to central and southern Illinois. Founded in 1875, St. John’s is the flagship hospital of Hospital Sisters Health System and is home to the Prairie Heart Institute, St. John’s Children’s Hospital, St. John’s Women’s Services, St. John’s Neurosciences Institute, St. John’s Cancer Center, Orthopedic Services and AthletiCare. St. John’s now has one of the most advanced surgery centers in the nation and a renovated patient tower with all private rooms. St. John’s is designated as a level I trauma center, has its own college of nursing and is a teaching hospital for the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For more information about St. John’s Hospital, visit www.st-johns.org.
About Hospital Sisters Health System
Hospital Sisters Health System’s (HSHS) mission is to reveal and embody Christ’s healing love for all people through our high quality, Franciscan health care ministry. HSHS provides state-of-the-art health care to our patients and is dedicated to serving all people, especially the most vulnerable, at each of our 14 local systems and physician practices in Illinois (Belleville, Breese, Decatur, Effingham, Greenville, Highland, Litchfield and Springfield) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Oconto Falls, Sheboygan and two in Green Bay).  HSHS is sponsored by Hospital Sisters Ministries, and Hospital Sisters of St. Francis is the founding institute. For more information about HSHS, visit www.hshs.org. For more information about Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, visit www.hospitalsisters.org

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