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CT Cares Coalition™ Launches Initiative to Provide Bleeding Control Kits and Stop the Bleed™ Training to Schools Across Connecticut

09:00 EDT 23 Oct 2018 | PR Web

Campaign formed to ensure every teacher and school nurse across the state is prepared in the event of a traumatic injury, active shooter or mass casualty event.

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (PRWEB) October 23, 2018

The CT Cares Coalition™, an alliance including several civically engaged organizations, today launched an initiative to ensure every elementary, middle and high school in the state of Connecticut is equipped with bleeding control kits and Stop the Bleed™ training to assist with preparedness in the event of a traumatic bleeding situation.

A recent survey commissioned by the Coalition, conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults, found four in five Americans (80%) believe U.S. schools (K-12) are not well-equipped to deal with potential mass casualty events. To address these widespread concerns, the CT Cares Coalition aims to ensure “Classrooms Are Ready in Emergency Situations” by facilitating the distribution of bleeding control kits and Stop the Bleed™ training for schools across the state. Parents, schools and community members are encouraged to visit CTCaresCoalition.org to rally community support to acquire bleeding control kits and connect with trained American College of Surgeons (ACS) professionals to secure Stop the Bleed™ training.

“Our school communities need to be prepared for unexpected and traumatic bleeding situations, and quick access to bleeding control supplies could mean the difference between life and death for our faculty and students.” said Dr. Ronald Gross, veteran trauma surgeon and CT Cares Coalition spokesperson. “We fervently believe the health and safety of our children is paramount, which is why we’re coming together to help prepare our schools with the tools necessary to reduce casualties and potentially save lives. It’s an ambitious goal, but with the help of our neighbors, we’re confident we can equip every classroom across the state.”

The survey also found more than 3 in 5 U.S. parents with children currently in school (61%) believe all schools (K-12) in the U.S. should have bleeding control kits to prepare for a potential mass casualty event, and 70 percent believe all schools should train school staff on how to administer trauma first aid and stop uncontrolled bleeding. Bleeding control kits available through the CT Cares Coalition program contain critical resources necessary to control or stop uncontrolled bleeding, such as tourniquets, bleeding control dressings, compression bandages and protective gloves.

The CT Cares Coalition is comprised of the Stop the Bleeding Coalition, Amp Your Good, Z-Medica and North American Rescue. More information on this initiative can be found at CTCaresCoalition.org.

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About the CT Cares Coalition™
The CT Cares Coalition believes every elementary, middle and high school in the state of Connecticut should be equipped with bleeding control kits to assist with preparedness in the event of a traumatic bleeding situation. Comprised of concerned organizations, including the Stop the Bleeding Coalition, Amp Your Good, Z-Medica and North American Rescue, the coalition aims to ensure every teacher across the state is prepared with the tools and training necessary to control bleeding and potentially save lives in the event of a traumatic injury, active shooter or mass casualty event.

Survey Method
This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of the CT Cares Coalition from July 31 – August 2, 2018 among 2,012 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, among whom 714 are parents with children currently in school. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact media(at)ctcarescoalition.org.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: https://www.prweb.com/releases/ct_cares_coalition_launches_initiative_to_provide_bleeding_control_kits_and_stop_the_bleed_training_to_schools_across_connecticut/prweb15860013.htm

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