By: Bannon Moran, Contributing Writer
Mrs. Jill Angell, health teacher at Centralia High School, arranged for her health class to do a course on how to stop the bleeding.
The CHS health classes also participated in this activity last year. “The importance of the course is for students to have the knowledge of what to do if they encounter someone who is bleeding profusely,” said Mrs Agnell.
Stop the Bleed is an awareness effort that encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. In a Stop the Bleed class people learn three quick techniques to help save a life before someone bleeds out. Such as how to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound. Be able to pack a wound to control bleeding. Lastly, how to appropriately use a tourniquet. Freshman Tucker Pollock said, “This was helpful and I feel confident that I can help someone if I needed to.”
Angell says, “The hands-on training the students received will be more beneficial than just learning about it through reading in class. The students enjoy anything where they are actively involved, and they will remember those things better,” stated Angell.