School Health Partners with Mobilize Rescue Systems to Improve Student Safety with School Safety Center Initiative
August 1, 2018
HANOVER PARK, IL - School Health Corp. is partnering with Mobilize Rescue Systems to prepare schools, staff, and students for disasters and emergencies as part of School Health’s School Safety Center initiative. The award- winning Mobilize Rescue System provides an unprecedented method to ‘mobilize’ an entire school community to manage severe bleeding and airway issues–making the classroom a safer place in the event of unthinkable medical emergencies.
“School Health is grateful to partner with Mobilize Rescue Systems in taking an active, expert-led approach to emergency preparedness,” said Rob Rogers, President of School Health Corp. “With the Mobilize Rescue App, our school communities can more effectively respond to critical moments while first-responders are on their way.”
In response to the Department of Homeland Security’s Stop the Bleed and Until Help Arrives initiatives, schools have been turning to School Health for advice on how to plan, organize, train, and equip their schools for medical emergencies. 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), the Mobilize Rescue App, with its ‘Just-in-Time’ refresher course, provides a valuable fail-safe for educators working with students with unknown medical problems.
“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.”
The School Safety Center, found at SchoolHealth.com, helps schools develop systematic emergency plans to ensure an effective response, and to limit harm, in the event of critical emergencies. As a part of that initiative, the Public Access Rescue System and other Mobilize Rescue products can help bridge the gap while EMS is en-route to an emergency. Each rescue station contains supplies to manage severe bleeding and airway emergencies, and when schools distribute the Mobilize Rescue App, willing staff, faculty, or students can act as ‘Good Samaritans’ while help is on the way.
“Any parent knows what it’s like to worry about the safety of your kids at school, especially with the threat of active shooters,” said Jason Gotham, President and Co-Founder of Mobilize Rescue Systems. “While parents will probably always worry, hopefully they can rest a little easier knowing that their kids will have access to tools to help them save lives.”
For organizations looking to participate, visit SchoolHealth.com or call 866-323-5465.
About School Health
Since its founding in 1957, School Health has been dedicated to helping school-based health professionals in keeping their students healthy both physically and mentally. School Health is a national, full-service provider of health supplies and services. The company serves health professionals in educational settings from pre-school to college; collaborating with customers and advocating for the health of those entrusted in their care. School Health’s comprehensive offering includes health supplies, sports medicine equipment, early childhood products, and special needs aids. School Health goes beyond merely supplying products by also providing product support, training, advisory services and exceptional customer care.
About Mobilize Rescue Systems
Founded in 2015, Mobilize Rescue Systems’ mission is to empower bystanders to save lives by equipping them with the resources necessary to respond to medical emergencies. Mobilize Rescue Systems’ team of medical professionals, military veterans, and software developers integrated modern medical supplies and an innovative app into a cohesive unit, the Mobilize Rescue System. This unique integration of knowledge and equipment provides an intuitive platform for untrained bystanders to assess and manage a variety of medical emergencies, such as severe bleeding, allergic reactions, cardiac arrest and more – while medical professionals are en route. The Mobilize Rescue System has been implemented by federal and law enforcement agencies, security and investigations agencies, K-12 schools and universities, public and private organizations, and has already been used to manage multiple medical emergencies across the country.