Congratulations to the pioneers from the ITS Department who completed the first on campus Stop the Bleed Training offered by Student Health on April 30, 2018.

They include Larry Deni, chief information officer; Michele Folsom, director of administrative computing; Tracy Wass, senior programmer analyst/DBA;  Pamela Dart,  programmer analyst; Lauren Barry, programmer analyst; Greg Rusch, computer support technician and Tom Prince, computer support specialist.

Stop the Bleed is a national program created after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting to train public bystanders to respond to bleeding emergencies and to take actions to control bleeding until emergency response (EMS) personnel arrive to take over care of the victim (s).

The ITS team learned to recognize what life threatening bleeding looks like and the actions they should take to respond to a bleeding victim. They demonstrated competency in applying three bleeding control strategies.

Thank you to ITS for taking time to learn these very important life-saving skills.

Student Health offers Stop the Bleed training to campus departments or groups. Contact Patricia Creahan, creahan@canisius.edu to discuss training opportunities.

Submitted by: Patricia Creahan, APRN, BC, director, Student Health