Thursday, April 05, 2018

Pasco School Nurses to Train to “Stop the Bleed”

Who: Pasco school nurses, Pasco Sheriff’s Office and Innovitas Healthcare Solutions

What: Stop the Bleed training

When: 9 a.m. Friday, April 6

Where: District School Board offices
             7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Building-2 (Magnolia Room)

Why: Pasco County Schools and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office have joined forces with Innovitas Healthcare Solutions to spearhead the Stop the Bleed campaign.  This national initiative aims to train and empower civilians to act swiftly and effectively in trauma situations.

How: Approximately 40 school nurses will attend the training provided by the Pasco Sheriff's Office Training Division.  Trainers are experts in the initial stages of trauma management and the training is tailored to teach quick, life-saving measures that can be applied by anybody in the event of an emergency.  Each school will be equipped with 15 trauma kits that will be placed in strategic locations to be rapidly accessed in case of an emergency, such as an active shooter.  The nurses will train school staff members how to use the kits to maximize the chances of survival for trauma victims.

To be effective, the partnership is raising funds to equip more than 100 Pasco County schools with trauma kits.  The initial cost is estimated to be around $250,000 to provide quality and long-lasting kits so schools can take full advantage of the free training.  Tax-deductible donations can be made to Pasco Sheriff’s Charities at or P.O. BOX 1743, Port Richey, FL 34673.