Bryan Health Donates Bleeding Control Kits to Lincoln Airport to Help in Emergency Situations
Bryan Health on Friday, June 29 donated two bleeding control kits to the Lincoln Airport to assist in the response of emergency injury situations.
“Our top priority is to keep our employees, passengers and guests safe when they visit Lincoln Airport,” said Bob McNally, deputy director of operations at Lincoln Airport. “In today’s world, you have to be prepared for everything. These kits are a valuable tool to help us respond properly when bleeding control is necessary. We can’t thank Bryan enough for this donation and for being a leader on this issue in our region.”
Bleeding control kits contain protective gloves, a tourniquet and compression bandages to speed response to an injury emergency. They’re located on the first and second floors of the Lincoln Airport Terminal. Earlier this year, Bryan Health also donated bleeding control kits to Pinnacle Bank Arena and Pinewood Bowl for the same purpose. The kits are part of the Stop the Bleed program at Bryan Health.
Known as “CPR of the 21st Century”, Stop the Bleed is a global initiative that provides people with tools and knowledge to stop life-threatening bleeding. Severe, uncontrolled bleeding can kill within minutes, sometimes before first responders arrive for help. Research proves that bystanders can be lifesavers by taking simple measures to stop severe bleeding.
“Everyday, we see people come to the Bryan Trauma Center with life-threatening injuries. The care they receive before they arrive can make a big impact on their outcome,” said Brittni Clark, trauma outreach and injury prevention coordinator at Bryan Health. “Through Stop the Bleed, we can teach citizens how they can help save a life. That is what this program is all about.”
In April, Bryan Health provided Stop the Bleed training to more than 60 Lincoln Airport employees. The classes taught individuals how to apply a tourniquet, pack a wound, open an airway and remain calm during an emergency situation. Since the program began in 2017, Bryan Health has trained more than 2,000 people across the state of Nebraska on how to Stop the Bleed.