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Release Date: 11/22/2019

Kent Hospital Emergency Department staff are partnering with Pilgrim High School in Warwick to deliver lifesaving training to students, faculty, and administrators.

After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012, the Stop the Bleed campaign was created to educate and train bystanders, and ensure more people were aware of and better skilled in lifesaving techniques in the event of a mass casualty situation. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), part of this campaign included the original You’re the Help Until Help Arrives program.

Landon Wood, DO, and Timothy Bikman, DO, both Emergency Department residents at Kent, recently received a grant from the ACEP to tailor this program, now known as the Until Help Arrives program, to be delivered by emergency personnel with a focus on activating the emergency response system, hemorrhage control, and compression only CPR.

As this program was being developed, Lisa Tamburini, physical education teacher at Pilgrim High School and creator of the Lifesaver program – a physical education elective in which students spend a semester becoming certificated in life saving skills –
met with members of Kent Hospital leadership to discuss bringing this program to faculty and students at the high school.

As a result, Kent Hospital Emergency Department residents including Kathryn Kelly, DO, and creators Landon Wood and Timothy Bikman, will be conducting training sessions at Pilgrim High School for students, faculty and staff, and members of the community this winter.

On Monday, Nov. 25, Kent Hospital staff will lead the second Until Help Arrives training session with Lifesaver program students at Pilgrim High School.

DATE: Monday, November 25, 2019
TIME: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
PLACE:  Pilgrim High School
               111 Pilgrim Pkwy
               Warwick, RI 02888
                     
If you are interested in covering this event or to arrange an interview, please call Kelsey Sullivan at Kent Hospital at (401) 680-4424 or email kelsullivan@carene.org.

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About Kent Hospital

Kent Hospital, a Care New England Hospital, is a 359-bed, acute care hospital. It is Rhode Island’s second largest hospital, serving approximately 300,000 residents of central Rhode Island.

A teaching affiliate of The University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kent offers programs in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and an Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship. Kent’s redesigned Emergency Department (ED) sees approximately 70,000 patients a year and ranks Kent’s ED volume among the top 10-percent nationally. It was the first hospital in the state to eliminate the practice of ambulance diversion.

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E: jbeardsworth@kentri.org