School Specialty and Mobilize Rescue Systems have joined forces in an effort to place life-saving medical knowledge and supplies into the hands of teachers, students, and staff, as part of School Specialty’s 21st Century Safe School initiative. School Specialty’s innovative educational products, programs, and services will work in alignment with the emergency-response solutions from Mobilize Rescue Systems to support safer and more secure classrooms. The innovative training and solutions are focused around preparing schools to handle medical emergencies.
“While there are many ideas and theories on how to improve school safety, it is imperative that schools focus on evidence-based practices that have been proven to make them safe. The solutions from Mobilize Rescue are one of those best practices,” said Michael A. Yorio, national school security expert and President of SSI Guardian, the safety and security arm of School Specialty. “When we talk about school shootings, prevention and preparation are of hyper importance. We are thrilled to expand our emergency care solutions with Mobilize Rescue Systems.”
Saving Lives Through Innovative Training
Schools are challenged to create and maintain learning environments that foster positive outcomes. Medical emergencies (whether severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, or other trauma) are among the challenges. School Specialty’s collaboration with Mobilize Rescue takes a comprehensive approach to institutional safety.
Studies show the effectiveness of CPR/AED training decreases over time (92% of participants failed the hands-on skills exam one year after training) and having an app with a ‘just-in-time’ refresher course provides a valuable fail-safe for educators. Schools installing Mobilize Rescue’s bleeding control stations next to AEDs and making available the Mobilize Rescue app to students, faculty and even parents, ensure that every person has access to life-saving knowledge and capabilities. The American College of Surgeons estimates that 30,000 traumatic deaths could be prevented each year if medical care was provided by someone at the scene.
“Training enough staff and faculty members to save lives is one of the biggest obstacles that schools face in preparing for medical emergencies,” said Guy Gioeli, Director of Training and Education at Mobilize Rescue Systems. “Our Public Access Rescue Station with App eliminates that obstacle by providing a simple, effective means of putting life-saving knowledge into the hands of willing bystanders.”
Learn More About 21st Century Safe Classroom Solutions
The 21st Century Safe Classroom solution set from SSI Guardian provides schools with simple, affordable, easy-to-use tools to help ensure the safety of students and teachers in the event of an active shooter or other critical emergency. The classroom package offers pre-emptive equipment such as the Quick Action Lockdown (QAL), lockdown device and lockdown shade to lock classroom doors and block windows, as well as responsive equipment such as Mobilize Rescue’s Compact kit with supplies to manage severe bleeding and airway emergencies and the Mobilize Rescue App with ‘just-in-time’ training instructions to help laypersons provide quality care while help is on the way.
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“School Specialty is honored to provide this award-winning resource which aligns with the 21st Century Safe School mission to support the physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being of all in the learning environment,” Mr. Yorio continued. “We look forward to growing our partnership with Mobilize Rescue in the years to come and keeping our future leaders safe.”
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Visit SSI Guardian’s Stop the Bleed page for more information on the Stop the Bleed campaign launched by the White House and Department of Homeland Security, which aims to provide training for everyone in what to do in an emergency bleeding situation and to give the tools to save a life.