LG Health staff provide “Time is Brain” education during an EMS appreciation event at Clipper Stadium.
Community education is essential for shortening response times to life threating emergencies.
Throughout the month of May, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health hosted multiple educational opportunities for community members on "Time is Brain," an effective first step in stroke response, and “Stop the Bleed,” techniques used to reduce and stop blood loss.
As part of EMS Week and Stroke Month, life-saving EMS crews and clinical staff explained how the acronym FAST (Face, Arms, Speech and Time) is an easy way to identify a stroke, as well as how the EMS and LG Health team work together to provide FAST care. LG Health staff provide “Time is Brain” education during an EMS appreciation event at Clipper Stadium.
The LG Health Trauma team also provided materials and training to school nurses in Lancaster County. The Trauma team continually trains community members, police and school nurses on “Stop the Bleed” techniques that allow faster response time through community activation.