On the one year anniversary of the Parkland High School shooting that killed 17 people, staff from Alameda Health System-Highland Hospital will train Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) students and staff on how to teach others to “Stop-the-Bleed.”

WHO: OUSD students and staff will be trained by Highland Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center staff on how to administer “Stop-the-Bleed” techniques in a crisis situation.

WHAT: Teaching basic techniques of bleeding control can save lives in an emergency.

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2019; 8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., 12:10 p.m. –1:35 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

WHERE: Oakland High School, Library, 1023 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94610

WHY: This training was created by medical professionals after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012 that killed 20 children and six staff members. Exsanguination or “bleeding out” accounts for a third of all trauma-related deaths. Oftentimes during an emergency situation civilians are on the scene before medical professionals arrive. If a bystander can control a person’s bleeding it can be the difference between life and death.

About Alameda Health System
Alameda Health System (AHS), headquartered in Oakland, Calif., is a leading public health care provider and medical training institution recognized for its world-class patient and family-centered system of care. Our mission, Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All, reflects our commitment to promoting wellness, eliminating disparities and optimizing the health of all communities in Alameda County. We currently provide more than 4,500 jobs and are home to more than 1,100 physicians across nine facilities, including five hospitals and a network of community-based wellness centers. For more information, visit AlamedaHealthSystem.org.

Terry Lightfoot