Stop the Bleed – Save a Life

Kim Nutting, RN, nursing instructor for the ADN nursing program at NCK TECH – Hays Campus knows the importance of bleeding control and the potential lifesaving ability.  Nutting is not only an RN but is in her 42nd year as an EMT.  The program focuses on training individuals to step in and provide immediate frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person.

A workshop held on the Hays Campus of NCK TECH recently verified the entire nursing faculty as meeting the competencies of the Stop the Bleed program.  The program is a ninety-minute course that covers skills training along with lecture.   Nursing faculty, now verified, can provide training for students to meet the Stop the Bleed competencies. Nursing students at NCK TECH are now going through the Stop the Bleed program. The goal of the technical college is to train all faculty and staff in this program.

Nutting has held workshops for farm groups and other organizations.  “With Hays Med, a verified Trauma Level III hospital, it allows for a cooperative effort. With their support I am able to provide this service to others.”  The American College of Surgeons and the Committee on Trauma sponsor the Stop the Bleed – Save a Life program. More information on the program is available by visiting www.bleedingcontrol.org.

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