Tragedy can strike at any moment.
But thanks to the efforts of Meridian Community College student nurses, being prepared for a potential emergency can help save lives.
Students in the college’s chapter of Organization of Student Nurses (OSN), created bleeding control kits and have given them to teachers at Northeast Lauderdale Elementary School and campus police officers at MCC. These kits include tourniquets, gauze, gloves and other material that will not expire if needed in a bleeding emergency. The kits commercially sell for $50 to $100 each.
Thirty kits were given to Northeast Elementary and 10 were presented to MCC police.
OSN officers Danielle Adams, president, and Jennifer Gould, secretary and treasurer, said the members created the kits after raising money selling specially-designed nursing T-shirts.
“Hopefully they will never need them, but it’s good to have them,” said Adams as she presented the kits to the campus police officers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, uncontrolled post-trauma bleeding is the leading cause of potentially preventable death among trauma patients.