LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. – Mariah Swinker, R.N., Lake Regional's trauma nurse presented "Stop the Bleed" at Daybreak Rotary on May 31, 2019.
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign that encourages members of the general public to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Stop the Bleed training prepares people to help in mass casualty incidents, as well as in situations where only a few or even just one person is injured – for example, in a car or boating accident, gunshot wound, venomous snake bite, knife laceration, power tool accident or lawn mower accident.
A $10,000 grant from Rural Ozarks Health Initiative was awarded to the Community Foundation of the Lake who will work with Lake Regional Health System to provide Bleeding Control Stations and individual bleeding control kits to local schools.
Training and the necessary tools to implement a lifesaving maneuver is an educational advantage that can never be taken away from someone. Lake Regional is providing the manpower resources to complete the training for all of the surrounding school district personnel, first responders and laymen interested.