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Round Rock ISD staff trains for emergencies with 'Stop the Bleed'

Through the "Stop the Bleed" program, Round Rock ISD hopes its staff can improve the odds of protecting students during emergencies.

ROUND ROCK, Texas — It takes just a few moments for someone to die from bleeding during an emergency situation, and when it oftentimes takes first responders a few minutes to get to a scene, timing is everything.

Round Rock ISD wants to improve the odds by preparing teachers and staff and protecting its students.

Round Rock ISD teamed up with Williamson County EMS to offer CPR and "Stop the Bleed" training to about 40 staff members this week.

"I definitely love that I am confident now, that I know how to help a child or anyone in the school, now I feel like I know what to do,” said Round Rock paraprofessional Kristen Wilson.

They learned how to use a tourniquet, how to pack a wound and what they need to put in a trauma kit to keep in their classroom.

"It's great information because I wouldn't have known how to do so many of things that they taught me today,” said Wilson.

Earlier this year, the teachers and staff went through active shooter training. It's all part of the district's ongoing training for emergencies.

"Obviously, in this day and age with the terrible things that are happening around the world, we want people to be as best prepared as possible,” said Director of Health services at Round Rock ISD Elaine Douville.

The district said they will offer the class throughout the school year and hopes to have a few hundred teachers and staff trained by the end of the year.