Our Next Meeting: Thursday, June 29, Noon at First Baptist Church of Tellico Village
Speaker: Ken King will talk about the wonders and the dangers of lighting.
Our Last Meeting
Speaker: Debi Tuggle, UT Trauma Nusre, RN, CEN
Topic: “Stop the Bleed – Save a Life” Training Course
We were pleased to have Debi Tuggle of the University of Tennessee Medical Center share how UT Med Center is taking part in a national campaign designed to empower bystanders to act quickly and help save lives in the event of a tragedy.
The focus of “Stop the Bleed – Save a Life” is to remind people that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death from trauma. UT Medical Center Nurse Debi Tuggle says in the wake of incidents like the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia; Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Pulse nightclub shooting; or even severe storms, the initial response will be bystanders.
We learned that through a Rotary Grant secured by the Knoxville Rotary Club, Debi brought her “Stop the Bleed” course to Zimbawe, Africa. They continue to train groups there via Skype.
Debi shared that we, once trained, and even if minimally injured, can act as a rescuer. Every bystander has a set of tools at all times to control hemorrhage: his or her hands. A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, so it’s important to stop bleeding quickly.
We realize this is an excellent program and we will schedule the course to be given here in August.
Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Dedicates New Park for Children with Disabilities
Before Rotarian Simon Bradbury came to Tellico Village as their Recreation Director, Simon had put into motion the expansion of the Rotary Playground at Wear Park along Route 321 in Pigeon Forge. On Wednesday, June 22, Simon along with John & Sue Everson made the trek to be part of the new park dedication.