Evaluation of “Stop the Bleed” training among K-12 faculty and staff in Alabama

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  • Objectives: To evaluate “Stop the Bleed” (STB) training among/K12 personnel in an Alabama school system, and to assess participants’ perceived readiness to train peers in STB methods. Design and Sample: We performed a cross-sectional observational study with a convenience, nonprobability sample of 466 full-time personnel who received STB training. Data were collected using an anonymous online survey. Measurements: We asked participants to recall feelings related to STB both prior to and after completing training using a 5-point Likert scale (5 = “Strongly Disagree”, 1 = “Strongly Agree”). We used logistic regression to evaluate the association among posttraining feelings and perceived preparedness to train others in STB. Results: Participants were primarily female (78%), aged 41 ± 10 years, who held faculty positions (94%). Results revealed increased knowledge of (4 [IQR 2–4] vs. 2 [1–2], p <.001) and comfort with (4 [2–5] vs. 2 [1–2], p <.001) STB skills. Participants felt more empowered to organize STB training (4 [3–5] vs. 3 [2–4], p <.001); those who felt empowered to organize STB training were eight times more likely to feel capable of teaching STB. Conclusions: After STB training, K-12 personnel felt empowered to organize additional STB trainings and capable of teaching STB methods to others.
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    Author List

  • Jones AR; Brown MR; Esslinger A; Strickland VS; Kerby JD
  • Start Page

  • 660
  • End Page

  • 666
  • Volume

  • 36
  • Issue

  • 5