A Mile to Stop the Bleed
Authors: Miranda Crews, Jessica Feingold, Cathy Martinez, and Bethany O’Connor
Nicole Masano MSN, RN, CNM, CNE
Our group identified the need for College of Coastal Georgia to have tourniquets and wound packing equipment readily available in campus buildings in case life-threatening hemorrhaging occurs. Therefore, we hosted a mile run fundraiser on the College of Coastal Georgia's campus, and an educational class was offered for faculty, students, and the public to attend. The mile run fundraiser's purpose was to raise awareness and funds to help provide our campus with Stop the Bleed kits. The class taught all participants how to apply tourniquets and pack wounds during life-threatening hemorrhaging. Our project was only feasible with the help of our community partners including College of Coastal Georgia faculty, campus police, and local Stop the Bleed representatives and instructors. We grew as individuals and professionals during the development and implementation of our project. We will soon become nurses and believe it is our responsibility to help our community become safer. Our project allows participants to utilize their training inside and outside of an educational setting and better prepares them to quickly respond to emergencies.