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Act Quickly and Save Lives: Hemorrhage Control and Your School’s Disaster Plan
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Paul Vecchio, Vice President, Training and Special Programs, North American Rescue
Sponsored by SSI Guardian, LLC a subsidiary of School Specialty, Inc.
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“If you see something, DO something” is the new paradigm regarding hemorrhage control.
Our nation’s threat from intentional mass-casualty events remains elevated. Enhancing public resilience to all hazards has been identified as a domestic preparedness priority. Recent events have shown that, despite military medical lessons learned from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, opportunities exist to improve the control of external hemorrhage in the civilian sector1 including schools.
In this webinar, Paul Vecchio, Vice President, Training and Special Programs, North American Rescue, focused on how the immediate, effective application of pressure dressings and tourniquets to a bleeding casualty will vastly improve chances of survival for victims of natural disasters or intentional acts of violence and terrorism at a school. During an incident on a school campus, administrators, educators, and all staff members are considered “immediate responders.” Learn about interventions that should be performed by “immediate responders” and professional first responders once they arrive.
Paul’s presentation covered:
- A medical equipment deployment strategy that will best prepare a school to save lives with hemorrhage control
- An overview of the White House “Stop the Bleed” initiative and the Department of Homeland Security “Stop the Bleed” initiative
- How the Hartford Consensus – a report by medical and surgical, nursing, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services (EMS), and other stakeholder organizations presented at the White House – ties directly into safety for our nation’s schools
This webinar will benefit school administrators, educators, staff, and coaches at all grade levels including K-12, colleges, and universities. Learn why a hemorrhage control strategy needs to be added to your school’s disaster plans.
(1): Holcomb JB, Hoyt DB. Comprehensive injury research. JAMA. 2015; 313(14):1463-1464.
Paul Vecchio is the Vice President for Training and Special Programs at North American Rescue, in Greenville, SC. In this role, Paul leads programs that support mission critical medical products provided to the U.S. military, federal agencies, law enforcement, EMS, and pre-hospital life savers. He oversees projects in the area of “public access bleeding control”, so that schools, government organizations, the commercial sector, and other at-risk U.S. infrastructure assets will have immediate access to life-saving hemorrhage control devices at point of wounding.
About SSI Guardian, LLC a subsidiary of School Specialty, Inc.
For more than 56 years, School Specialty has served the educational community as a leading solutions provider. Through its newest subsidiary, SSI Guardian, that service continues in the most important area: school safety. Setting the new industry standard, SSI Guardian advanced training curriculum is evidenced-based and PhD-authored to meet academic standards and is currently part of an emergency management course taught at Methodist University. This advanced program is customized to meet your school’s specific needs and is delivered in a live interactive setting by some of America’s premier protective security experts whom have protected US Presidents, high ranking dignitaries and Hollywood mega stars. Through its comprehensive approach, SSI Guardian offers tier one consulting, advanced training and product and technology solutions. Our children and our teachers deserve nothing less than the best to achieve the safest school environment possible.