Article Out Loud - Implementing “Stop the Bleed” for Future K-12 Educators

An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.

How have recent school shootings impacted future K-12 educators and what new skills will help better prepare them for potential threats? One study at the University of North Alabama combined training and research to answer this question.

Narrated by MacGregor Stephenson.

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Will Brewer

Will Brewer, Ph.D., RN, CEN, CHSE, is an associate professor of graduate nursing at the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of North Alabama. Dr. Brewer is the director of simulation, which includes health professions and nursing (undergraduate and graduate). In addition to being a Stop the Bleed ® Instructor, Dr. Brewer is a certified emergency nurse, a certified healthcare simulation educator, and an advanced cardiovascular life support instructor. As a nurse of 20 years, Dr. Brewer worked in a large level 1 trauma center emergency room as a nurse prior to moving to academia.

Peggy Bergeron

Peggy Bergeron, Ph.D., RN, is an associate professor with the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of North Alabama. She has over 27 years of experience in the nursing profession in women’s health/maternity, nursery, general surgery, post-anesthesia care unit, pediatrics, and college health. She currently teaches graduate courses in the Teaching-Learning Track.

Wayne Bergeron
Dr. Wayne P. Bergeron, lieutenant colonel (retired), served in the United States Army for 23 years within the Military Police Corps and Special Operations Forces. He currently serves as an associate professor teaching criminal justice and security as well as emergency management. He is the founding director of the North Alabama Public Service Training Center at the University of North Alabama in Florence, Alabama, providing continuing education and training to the region’s law enforcement, fire/rescue, emergency medical services, and emergency management communities. His education includes undergraduate degrees in criminal justice and political science, a master’s degree in international relations, and a doctorate in emergency management.



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