The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about stopping bleeding from an emergency room nurse at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, at their weekly luncheon Tuesday at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Lukas Schneider, a trauma nurse at T-M-H, talked about an education effort sponsored by several medical organizations, to teach the public how to “stop the bleed”. Schneider said car accidents are the leading cause of bleeding, and the public can be helpful before paramedics arrive, to stop the bleeding of those who are injured.
Schneider told Kiwanis members of the A-B-C of stopping bleeding: Alert 9-1-1, then perform efforts to stop the bleeding by compression of the wounded area.
Schneider also showed Kiwanis members of how to apply a tourniquet to stop bleeding on a simulated arm wound.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.