Cooper EMS supervisor, Dave Taylor, left for Texas on Tuesday August 29 as part of the Pennsylvania Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), part of the National Disaster Medical System. Dave’s DMAT team is composed of physicians, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and pharmacists and is a self-contained mobile hospital, tasked with providing medical care to hurricane survivors. They are current operating in the Houston/Beaumont area providing disaster relief. Read more.
“The first thing you want to do is direct pressure to the wound with gloves if you have gloves, of course, for safety. The next thing you want to do is get a tourniquet… what we want to do is get the tourniquet above the wound, between the wound and the heart. Read more.
This week, Cooper University Health Care celebrated its Emergency Medical Services team. Your service and dedication as our partners in saving lives is greatly appreciated every day.
Today, members of our EMS team assisted volunteers and veterans in placing flags at the graves of hundreds of veterans at the Camden County Veterans Cemetery, located inside Harleigh Cemetery in Camden, NJ. Read more.
Cooper Offers Free “Stop the Bleed” Training to Organizations and Groups
Would you know how to “Stop the Bleed” if your loved one had a deep laceration causing severe bleeding?
Cooper University Health Care’s EMS Outreach coordinators, in collaboration with the Cooper Trauma Department, will offer free Stop the Bleed training to community organizations, businesses, or agencies as part of a national initiative aimed at putting knowledge gained by first responders and the military into the hands of the public to help save lives during times of disaster. Read more.
The Trauma Center at Cooper University Health Care recently purchased $10,000 worth of tourniquets which will be distributed to all officers in the Camden County Police Department in conjunction with specialized bleeding control training they received from Cooper’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) team.
Since it began operation in January 2016, Cooper EMS has been offering a Bleeding Control for the Injured (B-Con) course for police, fire, and school personnel as part of its community outreach efforts. Read more.