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Welcome to BigFoot Trauma
Thank you for visiting and joining in our journey to provide safety and life saving equipment to every business and home in America. I wanted to take some time to share in why this initiative is so important to me and my family and what it is that we are doing to strengthen the education, accessibility and application of medical emergency trauma kits.
A little over a year ago I received a call from a friend of mine telling me about an incident they witnessed at work. There are well over 150 people in his office and it was a typical day - Keyboards clicking, meetings running and of course laughter and chatter throughout the floor. It was around 1pm, lunch time and he heard a large commotion coming from the lunch area. At first he noticed people running from the break room down the hall to the restroom and then back with large rolls of paper towels - Next he heard a co-worker scream over the room "Does anyone have medical training"? One of his desk mates jumped up and ran towards the break room which by this time was crowded with 30+ people all hovering and talking to each other.
My friend finally went over the the kitchen to see what all the screaming was about and noticed that one of his co-workers was on the floor with a large gash in his forearm. He was sheet white and there were 2 or 3 other people standing around him holding wet blood soaked towels around his arm tightly. After one towel would bleed through they would remove it and reveal the cut and replace it with a clean one. About 5 minutes after he heard the first scream and the commotion started the man who was cut and lying on the floor went unconscious. No one knew what to do. Everyone felt powerless.
The medics arrived about 20 minutes after the initial call and were able to take over quickly and rushed the man to the emergency room where he was treated and thankfully revived from the blood loss. He returned to the office a few days later with a large bandage, stitches and a story to tell. Apparently the man was preparing some food in the kitchen (as most that work there do) when he turned to grab a plate and another co-worker who was also preparing food turned quickly and stabbed the man in the arm on accident. All was forgiven, it was an accident, but could have been a very different ending all together.
The interesting thing that I learned was that just a few month earlier the company went through First Aid training and CRP in which they received a medical kit including gauze, CPR mouth guards and typical items such as aspirin, Benadryl, and bandaids. But the kit was placed in an area behind the front desk and that was on another floor all together. Also I thought "why didn't anyone remember how to manage trauma when they learned it only months before"?
The one thing that really stood out to me was what my friend said after the story, "I felt so powerless" - This phrase was one that I had heard before but this time I couldn't shake it. I started doing some research on First-Aid kits, trauma kits and asking friends and family their knowledge and comfortability around managing a medical emergency. The feeback
The one thing that really stood out to me was what my friend said after the story, "I felt so powerless" - This phrase was one that I had heard before but this time I couldn't shake it. I started doing some research on First-Aid kits, trauma kits and asking friends and family their knowledge and comfortability around managing a medical emergency. The feedback was shocking but expected.
The truth is that there is a lot of knowledge out there relating to trauma and managing medical emergencies but very little in relation to support and availability during the actual event. You literally have seconds to respond and act correctly when managing life threatening emergencies and leaving a seizure, baby CPR or sever blood loss to a "hold on while I grab the kit and check out Google for the answer" just doesn't cut it.
I learned that 67% of students fail a hands-on first aid test 90 days after training and over 90% fail after 12 months - Those stats aren't jaw dropping as if you don't practice or review the procedures weekly your brain doesn't hold onto them as well. I thought "With all of the traumatic school shootings happening in our country there has to be something out there that has addressed this issue in the marketplace". That is when I stumbled onto a company in Colorado named Mobilize Rescue, the only company of it's kind to pair industry leading products with on-the-spot mobile application management.
Mobilize Rescue (recently acquired by ZOLL) takes a different approach than every other medical supply manufacturer, distributor or reseller in the market today with using technology to empower bystanders when trauma strikes. The kits are well designed with mobility in mind - They make 4 separate kits, each designed for different use cases and apply mobile technology to guie
Mobilize Rescue (recently acquired by ZOLL) takes a different approach than every other medical supply manufacturer, distributor or reseller in the market today with using technology to empower bystanders when trauma strikes. The kits are well designed with mobility in mind - They make 4 separate kits, each designed for different use cases and apply mobile technology to guide first responders step by step on how to manage a life threatening injury while paramedics are on the way.
Why Should We Care
Imagine you are backpacking and fall and are badly cut or break a leg, the kit will assist you in addressing the injuries and dave your life. Imagine if these kits were strategically placed throughout the hallways of our schools or in each classroom in case a tragedy strikes. Imagine if these kits were accessible in all major areas during concerts, crowded buildings, conferences and sports arenas. We have been able to save more lives during some of the more recent mass-casualty event.
Then I think about my friend and his incident at the office. If only we placed a little more thought into enabling everyone in the workplace with life saving capabilities instead of relying on traditional "once a year" training.
Personal Trauma Kits Save Lives
At BigFoot Trauma we are on a mission to equip and empower every single person with life saving equipment and technology to ensure that our friends, family, co-workers and children are able to save lives when it matters most.
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