York School District 1 Tramedic® Trauma Kit Initiative

Ranked as one of the best public school districts in South Carolina this past year, York School District 1 is making emergency preparedness a top priority by empowering staff with Tramedic® trauma kits. The district’s project was kickstarted when they received Tramedic® Bleeding Control Kits from the statewide Stop the Bleed initiative in the fall of 2018. Following the initial implementation, the district has installed another 365 Tramedikits™ to outfit classrooms and common spaces in their facilities.

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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