Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma have donated a total of 91 bleeding control kits to all 36 schools in the Davidson County School system and all five schools in the Thomasville City School system, along with the necessary training to school nurses and school resource officers.
If a child suffers a traumatic injury at school resulting in severe blood loss, school staff is now better prepared to help stop the bleeding, during those critical minutes before EMS arrives.
Join members of the Wake Forest Baptist trauma team, NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress, Davidson County Sheriff’s Office deputies and personnel with Davidson County Schools to learn about the national Stop the Bleed campaign, find out how it’s being supported locally and to see how these kits work to help save lives.
Wake Forest Baptist has already donated 200 kits to the North Carolina Highway Patrol and another 100 to the Winston-Salem Police Department.
11 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 30 (tomorrow). One-on-one interviews and demonstrations will be available.
Welcome Elementary School, 5701 Old Hwy 52, Lexington
Please let us know by 5 p.m. today if you plan on attending.
Joe McCloskey, firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-716-1273
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (www.wakehealth.edu) is a nationally prominent academic medical center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with an integrated health care network that incorporates hospitals, clinics, physician practices, diagnostic centers and other primary and specialty care facilities serving the residents of 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia. The Medical Center’s divisions are Wake Forest Baptist Health, a regional clinical system that includes Brenner Children’s Hospital, three community hospitals, approximately 150 locations and more than 1,300 physicians and 1,159 acute care beds; Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized national leader in cutting-edge research and experiential medical education; and Wake Forest Innovations, which commercializes the discoveries and research capabilities of the Medical Center and operates Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, an urban district devoted to driving regional economic growth and building vibrant community. Wake Forest Baptist clinical, research and educational programs are consistently rated among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
About the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
Life threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children lose their lives every year from serious injuries. In addition, almost 300,000 children are hospitalized and over 8 million children are treated in the emergency department for serious injuries each year, many of whom struggle with long-term recoveries and disabilities. It can happen anywhere, at any time, to any child. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children. The Institute funds research, education and advocacy to help improve the care and treatment injured kids receive across the U.S. The Childress Institute was founded at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in 2008 through a generous gift from Richard and Judy Childress. Visit www.SaveInjuredKids.org to learn more.
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