Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Safety Council Meeting

April 17, 2019

Stop the Bleed


Kathy Cern, EMS Coordinator

Cleveland Clinic Akron General


Stop the Bleed is a nationwide endeavor to prevent unnecessary deaths caused by uncontrollable bleeding. The information is applicable to not only active shooter situations but also home accidents, motor vehicle accidents or any type of injury that leads to bleeding. Created by the American College of Surgeons along with the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care and The National Assoc. of Emergency Medical Technicians. The focus is on recognition of life threatening bleeding and appropriate ways to stop it.


Kathy Cern joined Cleveland Clinic Akron General 28 years ago as a paramedic in the emergency department and has been EMS Coordinator for the past 10 years. She was a part-time paramedic/firefighter for Richfield Fire Dept. for 24 years. In her current role Kathy also participates in disaster preparedness at the hospital and trains staff on decontamination procedures in the event of a mass casualty.