Wound treatment

Faculty in the Buckeye Local School District recently participated in the Stop the Bleed program instructed by Wheeling Hospital staff. Nearly 150 teachers were shown how to control major hemorrhaging resulting from a single incident or mass casualty situation. Grade school teacher Jim Berze, right, learned how to apply gauze to a wound to control bleeding. His instructors were Susie Fullerton, a registered nurse who is the hospital’s nursing staff development educator, and Jeff Gazdik, hospital emergency medical services coordinator. Wheeling Hosptial has been conducting the training at no cost to school districts throughout the area.

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