Tippah Teachers go through potentially life saving training

During the South Tippah Schools staff development this past Monday, teachers, coaches and administrators underwent training that could be used to save students lives one day. Teachers from Pine Grove, Ripley High, Elementary and Middle School, South Tippah Pre-K, Blue Mountain and Tippah Career and Technology all took part in the training.

“We are going to ensure that we are prepared for the worst while always hoping for the best,” said South Tippah School district Professional Development Coordinator Jayna McBride.

That preparation included how to properly apply a tourniquet, the steps to take to stop bleeding and why to do in an emergency situation after 911 is called and before emergency personnel arrives on the scene.

The presentation was given by North Mississippi Trauma Systems, Inc. which was titled the ACS Stop the Bleed Training course. The national “Stop the Bleed” program has been used by the Mississippi State Trauma System since 2016. This program helps to increase awareness of the importance of stopping bleeding in a timely manner after an injury occurs. This training helps equip bystanders to become involved in stopping bleeding before Emergency Medical Services arrive on the scene.

You can learn more about the trauma program by Following this link of looking up North Mississippi Trauma Systems Inc on Facebook.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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