The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has joined the “Stop the Bleed” campaign, a national awareness program designed to train, equip and empower people to help in mass casualty events through use of tourniquets.
With Department of Homeland Security grant funding, UNO’s Department of Public Safety has purchased 90 tourniquets, which will be placed in Public Safety vehicles along with other medical supplies. Any faculty, staff or student group interested in learning how to administer these tourniquets can request training by contacting Sgt. Dave Points at email@example.com.
Training sessions will last roughly one hour. The training is a collaboration between UNO Injury Prevention & Care and the Nebraska Medicine – UNO Health Center. In addition to group training by request, a walk-in training event will be scheduled in the near future. A description of this training, along with other types of active shooter training, can be found on the UNO Public Safety website.
“Stop the Bleed” is administered by the American College of Surgeons. The program is one of the recommendations proposed by a joint committee convened by the American College of Surgeons following the 2012 attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.