Temple: High school students learn to 'stop the bleed'

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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Medical Center is the first Texas children’s hospital to collaborate with a Texas school district, Temple Independent School District, to train an entire high school body on “Stop the Bleed.”

Credit: Alex Cano

Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to empower bystanders to act quickly in a crisis event such as mass trauma. Many schools, first responders, and healthcare systems have trained teachers, students, and community members. However, the training is mostly optional and largely targeted toward educators and students in medically oriented education.

McLane Children’s Medical Center will provide Stop the Bleed training to all Temple High School staff, faculty, and students. The goal is to prepare many individuals to be immediate responders who can deliver life-saving care after a traumatic event.