Legacy High School students learn to 'Stop the Bleed'

Published: Feb. 28, 2020 at 5:59 PM CST
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Legacy High School medical career students got a chance to train and be certified in the "Stop the Bleed program."

They learned how to apply pressure to a wound, pack it, and use a tourniquet while waiting for first responders.

According to Sanford Health professionals, a person can bleed out within two to five minutes. So if there's a person that knows these skills they could very much potentially save that person's life.

Sanford Health representatives say Stop the Bleed training is for everyone not just medical professionals.

Sanford Health representative Nichole Selzler said, "It is very important that the public knows how to this skill because while our EMS and first responders are great at what they do, sometimes they just can't be where they need to be right at that exact moment."

Students were trained and certified in the span of 45 minutes.

Legacy High sophomore Trina Neugebauer said, "Thought it was really fun and a good experience overall and I feel like it shouldn't just be med classes that are taught some of this and some of it should just be known school wide."

Health and sciences teacher Joelean Lowman says past student were grateful they took her class.

Lowman said, "It's always interesting we they come back and they say you know because I had that training, because I had that certification when I was in that situation I knew what to do and that's a really great feeling to have. To know that you had an impact and you made a difference."

Lowman says her class receives CPR Certification and Heartsaver First Aid certification as well.

Sanford Health offers this program to anyone for free, all you have to do is contact your local Sanford Health trauma services department to set up a session.