Entries by Caroine McDonough

American Red Cross Now Incorporating Tourniquets Into Training

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 […]

The Importance of Trauma Awareness

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 […]

Be Prepared, Not Scared.

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. […]

How prepared is your community for life-threatening emergencies?

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 […]