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Stop the Bleed training under way in Dawson
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Dawson County Emergency Services Director Lanier Swafford instructs Dawson County Manager David Headley and Facilities Director James Tolbert during Stop the Bleed training on Oct. 9. - photo by For the Dawson County News
Uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma – whether that trauma be a result of an accident or intentional harm. The greater the number of people who know how to control bleeding in an injured patient, the greater the chances that patient has of surviving the injury. That’s why Dawson County Emergency Services has been conducting Stop the Bleed training across the county’s schools and with local law enforcement. And, on Oct. 9, DCES kicked off county employee training with Dawson’s senior staff. “We always hope to never be faced with a situation in which we have to use this kind of training,” said Dawson County Manager David Headley, who was among those who underwent training on Oct. 9. “But, if we are, the instruction given through Stop the Bleed prepares us. This training also serves as a helpful refresher course for those who already know how to treat an uncontrolled bleeding injury.”