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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 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.

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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