CORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida based company is teaching everyday people how to administer medical aid in situations like the Orlando shooting.
In the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre, the American Medical Association has concluded that ordinary citizens — not just first responders, should know how to help in case of a traumatic injury. For that reason, Broward based Blue Spear Solutions is teaching everyday people how to stay alive when the unthinkable happens.
“Our focal point is preparing and giving civilians, the victims, the bystanders, the immediate responders as we refer to them, a training mechanism, and tools so they can treat themselves,” said Gregory Tony of Blue Spear Solutions.
7News was in the classroom as pharmaceutical company employees were taught how to use a tourniquet, how to treat wounds and learned skills to stop the bleeding.
In addition to the training, businesses are investing in bleeding control stations. These are first aid kits which contain tools to help treat severe wounds. “Anything can happen — having a little bit better first aid kit, nothing wrong with that” said Rick Langnas, President and CEO of United Medco Pharmaceuticals.
“It’s definitely scary but just knowing how to react to something like that can save your life,” said Matt Rose, a United Medco Pharmaceuticals employee.
Blue Spear Solutions is now training across the state. The employees are police, fire rescue and nurses — the people who often jump into action when a situation occurs. “We’re at a point where we need to start empowering our civilians,” Tony said.
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