In 2017, regional trauma systems throughout Wisconsin began the conversation about supporting the Stop the Bleed initiative in the state. Then on October 1st, 2017 the mass shooting in Las Vegas occurred. After the shooting, the regional trauma systems knew something had to be done. Together, regional partners embarked on the project to educate point of care providers to save lives when and where first responders are not readily available. Read more
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 month of August marks the beginning of the school year for most students and parents. You’ve done everything you can to prepare for the year, but have you checked to see if your school is 100% prepared? Simple injuries such as a minor bleeding from a paper cut or knee scrape can usually be […]
The American Red Cross has announced a brand licensing partnership for the SOF® Tactical Tourniquet – Wide in a flagship effort to teach bystanders how to control serious bleeding. The tourniquet, manufactured by Tactical Medical Solutions, Inc., is one of only two tourniquets approved by the Department of Defense. It has also been widely used by militaries and first responders around the world. 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
Do you feel that your community is adequately prepared to respond to life-threatening emergencies? One can never predict when tragedy will strike. Every day people suffer from injuries such as massive bleeding, blocked airways, penetrating chest trauma, burns, broken bones, eye injuries, and more. Communities across the country are taking steps to prepare for a situation resulting in injury. Read more
The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety & Security – NCS4 has released the Best Practices Guide’s third edition for Intercollegiate Athletics Safety and Security. As a sponsor, Tramedic® supports the continuous improvement of safety and security plans for universities and colleges, athletic conferences, bowls, and the NCAA.