B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
School of Nursing and Health Studies
A victim of a life-threatening bleed, which includes but is not limited to a proximal extremity, can bleed to death in as little as 4-5 minutes (Burns et al., 2014). “Stop the Bleed” is a national initiative that teach laypeople how to become immediate responders in a bleeding emergency. Participants are given information on techniques to stop a bleeding emergency including applying direct pressure, packing a wound, and applying a tourniquet. The Stop the Bleed (STB) course was hosted for nursing students to explore nursing student’s perceptions of being an immediate responder in a bleeding emergency. Before hosting the STB course, background research was completed to understand the goals and outcomes of STB. The training course was held on March 6th and was open to all undergraduate nursing students at Northern Illinois University. There was a total of 34 participants all of which completed the assessments. The course included pre-assessments and post-assessments to understand the impact of STB on nursing students. The results showed positive impact on nursing students, and the assessments explored the nursing student’s confidence in using STB techniques to be an immediate responder in a bleeding emergency. The feedback that was presented after the STB training course proved that nursing students felt more confident in using STB techniques in a bleeding emergency.
Altemus, Julia L., "Implementing the "Stop the Bleed" Program: The Impact of "Stop the Bleed" on Nursing Students at Northern Illinois University." (2020). Honors Capstones. 650.
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