The first few activities were already planned, including January's activity- Stop the Bleed. We had Bro. Ken Womack (RN, Paramedic) come and teach us about how to control bleeding in emergency situations and when and how to use a tourniquet.
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While all that action was happening in the Primary room, we were busy having a very informative evening in the gym where we set up a classroom. We had 31 people in attendance, which is a really great turn out for us. As people came, they could grab a plate of munchies (we did a munchies potluck), and find a seat.
At each seat, we had a bottle of water, writing utensil, a short pop quiz they could fill out while they waited to begin.
After his training, we had a table set up at the back of the gym for people to put together their own simple trauma kit that they could keep at home or in their car or emergency kits. It included a dishtowel, scissors, gloves, 2 disposable tourniquets, and 2 packs of gauze all packed into a gallon-sized ziptop bag.
I made sure our babysitters knew we really appreciated their help and gave them a little treat as a thank you.