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Pardee Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers Partner with Henderson County EMS in “Stop the Bleed” Training to Assist in Emergencies

Nov 22, 2022 04:55PM ● By WNC Business

Hendersonville – Pardee Sports Medicine athletic trainers participated in training from Henderson County EMS in a course called STOP THE BLEED®. The course is designed to teach people like athletic trainers, teachers, school nurses and others how to assist in the unfortunate situation of an emergency event on one of the many school campuses in which they are based throughout Henderson, Buncombe, Transylvania, Polk and Haywood counties.

“This event exemplifies the shared commitment and collaboration that Pardee and Henderson County EMS have in keeping students and teachers safe,” said Dwayne Durham, director of Pardee Sports Medicine. “We’re grateful to Henderson County EMS for partnering with us to make sure we have every resource available in the unfortunate circumstance of an emergency on one of our many school campuses.”

“The number one cause of preventable death after injury is bleeding,” said Mike Barnett, EMS Manager, Henderson County EMS. “The goal of this training is to help athletic trainers be able to recognize life-threatening bleeding and teach them the skills they’ll need to act quickly and effectively to control the bleeding and help save a life.”

The course, led by Henderson County Paramedic David Lee, utilizes training materials specifically designed to teach bleeding control techniques and identifies three quick steps to render aid during an emergency:

  • How to use your hands to apply pressure to a wound;
  • How to pack a wound to control bleeding;
  • How to correctly apply a tourniquet.

The American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® program has prepared over 2.4 million people worldwide on how to stop bleeding in a severely injured person.

            Henderson County Emergency Medical Services (HCEMS) provides prehospital emergency medical care in Henderson County, North Carolina. Operating from six stations throughout our county, paramedics and advanced emergency medical technicians are available at all times to respond to assist with emergency medical needs.

Pardee UNC Health Care is a not-for-profit community hospital founded in 1953 and is managed by UNC Health Care. The hospital is licensed for 222 acute care beds. Pardee has several locations separate from the main campus, including a comprehensive physician practice network, a cancer center, four urgent care locations and six orthopedic clinics. For more information, visit

Source: Pardee UNC Health Care