Photo of A.D. Henderson University School by: Florida Atlantic University (FAU)
Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is empowering its staff, students, and faculty to save lives with the award-winning Mobilize Rescue System. FAU’s Chief of Police, Sean Brammer, is leading the initiative to distribute the life-saving Mobilize Rescue App and corresponding medical supplies throughout its campuses for any individual willing to act as a ‘Good Samaritan’ during medical emergencies.
"If we can prevent victims of possible tragedy from bleeding out – if we can give some first aid and preserve a life until rescue gets there – that’s my mission, it’s paramount,” said Brammer. "We need to have enough tools in place to prevent anyone from suffering tragedy.”
Pictured: Compact Mobilize Rescue System & Mobilize Rescue App
FAU is distributing the life-saving knowledge and equipment in order to empower every single person at all six of FAU’s campuses to save lives, in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop the Bleed and Until Help Arrives initiatives. The new technology provides ‘just-in-time’ training to help a bystander, with or without training, to walk through the steps necessary assess, manage, and monitor life-threatening medical emergencies like severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, opiate overdoses, allergic reactions and more. FAU is placing 55 Compact units into classrooms at its A.D. Henderson University School and FAU High School and 45 Compact units in patrol cars for officers. Just as importantly, FAU is making the Mobilize Rescue App available to its students, staff, and faculty so that they will have the ‘just-in-time’ instructions to save lives while professional first responders are on the way.
"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. "The Mobilize Rescue App eliminates that obstacle by providing a simple, effective means of putting life-saving knowledge into the hands of willing bystanders.”
Pictured: Mobilize Rescue App
Since studies have shown that the effectiveness of CPR/AED training decreases over time (92% of participants failed the hands-on skills exam one year after training), having an app with a ‘just-in-time’ refresher course provides a valuable fail-safe for educators working with students with unknown medical problems. This is why schools across the country are installing Mobilize Rescue’s bleeding control stations next to AEDs and are mass-distributing the Mobilize Rescue App to students, staff, faculty, and even parents, ensuring that every single person has access to life-saving knowledge.
"We’re here to save lives, to protect and serve, and we have to find ways to preserve life until rescue gets there,” said Brammer. "People might get injured, but the app can walk someone through the process of bleeding emergencies and other critical emergencies until rescue can get there, and to the hands of medical experts to save their life.”