Individuals and organization continue to learn from natural and man-made disasters to improve emergency preparedness. Information gathered from experiencing a large crisis helps experts develop new strategies and technology to make experiencing a similar event easier. Local governments, schools, and businesses are moving forward with initiatives to prepare for traumatic injuries like a mass casualty incident by installing trauma kits in largely used spaces. Read more
The weather is heating up and that means it’s time to pack your bags and enjoy a vacation. No matter your destination, the goal is to have fun and relax as much as possible. The last thing on your mind when planning what to pack is probably a trauma kit but it shouldn’t be. A serious injury can be unexpected and happen where professional help may not be easily accessible so it’s important to be prepared.
May was National Trauma Awareness Month, but we focus on trauma year-round.
This year’s major effort for the American Trauma Society is the nation-wide Stop the Bleed Campaign. Stop the Bleed was developed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to empower individuals with the appropriate knowledge so anyone can act quickly and save lives in an emergency situation. Uncontrolled bleeding injuries can occur from a wide variety of sources such as natural and man-made disasters to everyday accidents at home. Read more
How the Roxbury School District is putting school preparedness front and center.
According to statistics from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were 160 active shooter incidents between 2000 and 2013, with the frequency of incidents increasing annually. Schools Pre-K through 12th grade and institutions of higher education have accounted for over 24% of these incidents. This makes schools the second most vulnerable location for an active shooter event. Learn how the Roxbury School District is changing the way cities approach campus safety… Read more