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Stop the Bleed Education Implementation in Allegheny County High Schools

Haldeman, Shannon (2021) Stop the Bleed Education Implementation in Allegheny County High Schools. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Objective: To understand the implementation and perceived barriers to offering Stop the Bleed training to students in Allegheny County high schools.
Study Design: Stop the Bleed training is not mandatory in Pennsylvania high schools. A multiple-choice survey was distributed to the principals of Allegheny County high schools investigating school demographics, participation in Stop the Bleed training, funding, implementation barriers, and bleeding control kits.
Results: Twenty-one schools responded (22%) with the majority of high schools having 100-500 students and 25-50 staff and faculty members. 62% of responding schools were aware of the Stop the Bleed campaign but only two high schools had successfully implemented training into their curriculum. Time commitment, cost, and availability of training equipment were ranked as the most common perceived barriers to implementation. Stop the Bleed kits were placed in 43% of responding high schools. Three schools reported having bleeding emergencies where a bleeding control kit could have been used in the last 10 years.
Conclusions: Little progress has been made to implement Stop the Bleed training programs into Allegheny County high schools. Many schools that responded were unaware of the program, so increased education to improve awareness may be needed. Among the schools who were aware of the program, majority had not implemented due to a number of barriers.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Haldeman, Shannonshh101@pitt.edushh1010000-0002-3727-4289
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Thesis AdvisorSabik,
Committee MemberFelter,
Committee MemberNeal,
Date: 19 January 2021
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 1 December 2020
Approval Date: 19 January 2021
Submission Date: 18 December 2020
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Number of Pages: 26
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stop the Bleed, hemorrhage, Allegheny County, high schools, training, implementation
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2021 21:21
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2021 21:21


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