• Stop the bleed

    The stop the bleed campaign was initiated by the Department of Defense and several other entities to prevent massive losses after natural or man-made events.  The goal is to improve survival after these events by controlling severe bleeding. The stop the bleed program is recommended at least once for students in 7th- 12th grade. Below is the link to House Bill 496 that encourages Stop the Bleed training and links to provide the training. Contact your school nurse for further details or in-person training.   

    Bleeding Control Training

    The Texas Education Code (TEC), §38.030, as added by House Bill (HB) 496, 86th Texas Legislature, requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to approve training for the use of a bleeding control station in the event of an injury to another person.

    The following list of bleeding control training programs meets all requirements outlined in the statute:

    American College of Surgeons
    Stop the Bleed
    (312) 202-5790
    Cost: Free 


    Williamson County Emergency Medical Services (WCEMS)
    WCEMS Hemorrhage Control
    Cost: Free

    Additionally, TEC, §38.030, requires each school district and open-enrollment charter school to develop a protocol for school employees to follow in the event of a traumatic injury. This protocol must require that the following personnel complete the state-approved training in the use of a bleeding control station: each school district peace officer commissioned under TEC, §37.081; each school security personnel employed under TEC, §37.081, who provides security services at a campus; each school resource officer who provides law enforcement at a campus; and all other district or school personnel who may reasonably be expected to use a bleeding control station.

    The traumatic injury response protocol must also require each school district and open-enrollment charter school to annually offer instruction on the use of a bleeding control station to students enrolled at the campus in Grade 7 or higher. The instruction must be provided by a school resource officer or other appropriate district or school personnel who has received the state-approved training.

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