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CornerStone Vol. 27, No. 1, Summer/Fall 2017
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One Patient’s Vow to Live Healthfully
There’s a New Healthcare Force on Long Island
New Board Members Appointed
New Center Offers State-of-the-art Treatments for Varicose Veins
A Tradition of Giving: Local Family Gives back to Emergency Department, Once Again
National Recognition Once Again for The Children's Medical Center
NYU Winthrop Earns HBOT Accreditation with Distinction
Forbes Names NYU Winthrop One of "America's Best Employers" for 2017
Gold Standard for Inpatient Diabetes Care
More "Bests" for NYU Winthrop, CEO
Unique Regenerative Medicine Technique Provides Relief to 9/11 First Responder
Cancer Survivors Day
The Need for Philanthropy By E. Ramone Segree, Vice President, Development at NYU Winthrop Hospital
Inaugural President’s Circle Reception
32nd Annual Golf Tournament Raises over $560,000 for ED Expansion and Renovations
A Lifetime of Service: Board of Directors Honors Veronica B. Renken
Local Foundation Gives Back to Pediatric Patients
Grand Opening of NYU Winthrop Primary Care Clinic
Unique "Stop the Bleed" Course Offers Lifesaving Techniques
Beautiful New Artwork Lifts Children’s Spirits, Thanks to Generous Grant from the Encourage Kids Foundation
A Memorable Yuletide Ball
Love is in the Air
Milestone "Cause" Raises $110,000 for Child Life Program
Cancer Center for Kids Celebrates Hope and Healing
Stella's Superheroes Unite to Benefit Cancer Center for Kids
A Most Generous Gift Lifts Spirits, Once Again
The Ride to Fight Kid's Cancer
Gregg's Wings Foundation Honors a Little Life in a Big Way
NYU Winthrop Named a Preferred Medical Partner of the New York State Troopers PBA

Unique "Stop the Bleed" Course Offers Lifesaving Techniques

A person who is bleeding can die from blood loss within five minutes, even before the arrival of emergency medical personnel. "Stop the Bleed," a national awareness campaign, aims to educate community first responders to administer life-saving aid that can prevent deaths due to trauma bleeding injuries. As part of this initiative, more than 20 young lifeguards and instructors from four Long Island sailing groups recently completed a trauma first aid course organized by NYU Winthrop's Level One Trauma Center Team. The course, led by Trauma Surgeon and Stop the Bleed Educator, Richard Bagdonas, MD, taught participants how to apply tourniquets, appropriate airway control techniques, and other strategies for controlling hemorrhage.


Plans for future educational sessions are underway. "Everyone should be prepared to perform basic hemorrhage control to help prevent deaths from blood loss. You never know when you could become a victim or bystander to a tragic bleeding injury or mass causality event," said Dr. Bagdonas.