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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2022

Cheryl Smith Monfee

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Cheryl Smith Monfee
Arkansas Tech University, United States
Title : Faculty and students collaborate to teach “stop the bleed” training to high school students


The number one cause of death with injury is bleeding. “Stop the Bleed” is a national initiative launched by the White House in 2015, to teach bystanders the ABCs of bleeding control and reduce the number of preventable deaths. In July 2019, the Arkansas General Assembly signed House Bill 1014, requiring each public school to provide bleeding control training to students in grades 9 – 12, into law as Act 245. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the steps taken to collaborate with local clinical agencies, nurse educators, and local public school administrators to provide clinical teaching opportunities to senior level nursing students completing a leadership and management/community health clinical experience. To cultivate professionalism, community service, and the role of nurse educator within their the nursing student population, Dr. Monfee & Dr. Laffoon, Stop the Bleed instructors, trained and certified the leadership and management clinical students as Associate Instructors. Students developed pre and posttests, instructor evaluation tools and incorporated at least 3 evidence base practice research studies into their training materials. The faculty integrated teaching into the nursing students’ clinical schedule. On two separate days, the students taught bleeding control measures to over 290 high school students. To evaluate student learning, the nursing students utilized a pretest post design. The mean pretest score was 62% compared to the mean score of 92% on the post- test indicating that student knowledge increased greatly after participating in the courses. “No matter how rapid the arrival of professional emergency responders, bystanders will always be first on the scene. …Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide immediate care if they are equipped with the appropriate training and resources. (ems.gov/projects/stop-the-bleed.html). Dr. Monfee plans to continue to this community service and educational outreach each semester to help local school districts reach the ACT 245 requirements.


Dr. Monfee earned a BSN from the University of South Alabama, MSN from The University of Southern Mississippi, and PhD from The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a Professor in the Nursing Department, College of Education and Health, at Arkansas Tech University (ATU) in Russellville, Arkansas. A faculty member for over 25 years, she teaches in all three educational programs offered at ATU, the prelicensure Bachelor of Science program, the RN to BSN program and the MSN program. Her research interests lie in nursing education as well substance use disorders among women.  She has publications in The Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Journal of Addictions Nursing and The Journal of Nursing Education. A passion for service, Dr. Monfee collaborates with the local school districts to promote the role of the nurse educator in the community. Stop the Bleed, a national campaign, is the current educational offering being taught by senior nursing students as a part of their community health rotation. She serves on the board of the River Shelter for Battered Women and Children and is a commissioner on the Planning Committee for the city of Russellville. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, Arkansas Nurse Association, Junior Auxiliary, and is the chairperson for the Program for Continuing Education for the Arkansas State chapter of PEO