LVHN Trains Dorney Park Staff to 'Stop the Bleed'
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SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. (WLVT) - Lehigh Valley Health Network partnered with Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom this week to train employees in the national Stop the Bleed campaign.

This initiative teaches people how to respond quickly and effectively when someone is bleeding from a wound. “If anyone does find themselves in a situation where they can act, or apply a tourniquet, or hold pressure to a wound that’s bleeding, they will be able to respond and act and potentially save someone’s life,” said LVHN Adult Trauma Coordinator, Bree Harrison.

Harrison said they’ve trained several thousand people, including law enforcement and firefighters. She said the campaign was initially born out of the Sandy Hook tragedy, but has since evolved to become an immediate response for any life-threatening situation. “You could come across a car accident,” said Harrison. “You could come across somebody who just fell and broke their leg and maybe has severe bleeding.”

Dorney Park can have thousands of visitors per day, and during big events like Grand Carnivale, Tana Korpics said it’s important to make sure everyone is prepared. “Safety is our number one priority,” said Korpics. “So we want to make sure everyone is as safe as possible, and that is not only our guests, but also our employees.”

If your group or organization wants to receive the free training, click here for more information.