Narberth Ambulance Designs Emergency Bleeding Control Kits for School
Life-threatening bleeding injuries can happen in an instant during an emergency. From falls and unintended accidents, to a potential active shooter or bombing situation, seconds can be the difference between life and death for a bleeding victim. That’s why Narberth Ambulance has partnered with The Shipley School to deliver a new kit designed to help control bleeding until trained first responders can arrive on the scene.
The Bleeding Control Kit, designed by Narberth Ambulance, will provide essential equipment that empowers the general public and school staff to take action as immediate responders in the event of an emergency. They’ll have the tools to help stop life-threatening bleeding.
Contained in a rugged nylon carry bag, this life-saving kit provides intuitive and easy-to-use tools with instructions that are proven to help save lives. One notable component of the kit is the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT), which is the fastest, safest and most effective prehospital tourniquet in the world. Also included in the bag are quality gauze, shears and pressure dressings/bandages. Step-by-step illustrated “just in time” pictorial instructions are also contained in the bag, so even untrained providers can help save a life.
To bring attention to EMS Week (May 20-26), and its theme of “Stronger Together,” Narberth Ambulance members practiced community outreach by working with the Schools Public safety team. Training, deployment and implementation will occur over the summer break and be ready for the 2018-2019 school year for these Bleeding Control Kits. The goal is to have one full kit make its way into each building on the campus.
Narberth Ambulance is in the planning stages with two additional schools that will receive the kit from Narberth Ambulance in the coming weeks.
“The Bleeding Control Kit has the equipment needed to save lives,” said Christopher B. Flanagan, Chief of Narberth Ambulance. “Having these kits within schools will help ensure that anyone can be a first responder in an emergency.”