UPDATE: Bryan Health equips Lincoln Airport for trauma response

UPDATE:

Through their Stop the Bleed campaign, Bryan Health donated two trauma cases to the Lincoln Airport.

And airport staff say this equips them with the necessary tools to respond to medical emergencies.

"This very generous donation allows us one more step forward in preparation of it by staging…very badly needed equipment…so that in the unlikely event we need them, they are handy," says Lincoln Airport Police Chief Robert Ziemer.

Each case has eight bleeding control kits, which includes tourniquets, gloves and compression bandages for staff to use in case someone is severely bleeding.

Chief Ziemer says between moving vehicles, escalators and people busy thinking about how to get where they’re going, there’s always the chance somebody can suffer a serious injury.

"We have had an incident or two where people have suffered lacerations from falls, carrying their baggage, etcetera," Ziemer says.  "But nothing that required a tourniquet, but now we’re well prepared for that if it happens."

Bryan Health says that’s part of the Stop the Bleed mission.

In April, they trained more than 60 Lincoln Airport employees on bleeding control.

Now, staff have the necessary equipment.

"Unfortunately, we live in a world where bad things happen and you can never be too prepared for that," says Trauma Outreach and Injury Coordinator Brittni Clark.  "So it’s nice knowing our local airport has the tools that they would need in case they had any life–threatening bleeding"

And their mission doesn’t stop there.

They say they want to empower as many citizens as they can with the knowledge to save lives.

If you would like more information on Stop the Bleed or want to schedule a training session visit: https://www.bryanhealth.com/calendar/search-results-detail/?eventId=d4ceffaf-022a-e811-bf5f-782bcb3b39aa#Description

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As part of its Stop the Bleed campaign, Bryan Health donated two bleeding control kits to the Lincoln airport.

The airport says this makes them well prepared for responding to medical emergencies.

This very generous donation allows us one more step forward in preparation of it by staging…very badly needed equipment…so that in the unlikely event we need them, they are handy and ready to be used by any trained personnel," says Lincoln Airport Police Chief Robert Ziemer.

He says an average of 1,000 people go through the airport every day.  Between moving vehicles, escalators and people busy thinking about how to get where they’re going, there’s always the chance somebody can suffer a serious injury.

Bryan Health says that’s why they donated the trauma kits.

"Unfortunately, we live in a world where bad things happen and you can never be too prepared for that," says Trauma Outreach and Injury Coordinator Brittni Clark.  "So it’s nice knowing our local airport has the tools that they would need in case they had any life–threatening bleeding"

Bryan Health says Stop the Bleed aims to teach as many people as they can to save a life.

Back in April, they trained more than 60 Lincoln Airport employees on how to stop severe bleeding.  Now, they have the equipment handy to do that.

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