Marietta College President Bill Ruud recently accepted 20 Bleeding Control Kits that were donated by Memorial Health System. These kits will help provide immediate frontline aid, improving survivability from mass casualty events, until first responders are able to take over. The bleeding control kits became a reality after an Active Aggressor exercise that Marietta College Campus Police had conducted.
"We are extremely grateful for everyone at Memorial Health System who helped make this possible," Ruud said. "We are always looking for ways to enhance and improve the overall safety of our students and employees. Adding bleeding control kits across campus will help us achieve that goal."
Chief Medical Officer Dan Breece, Tuan Nguyen, MD, and Barb Felton, RN, walked through the campus of Marietta College with administrators to determine the areas of greatest need for the Bleeding Control Kits. Fifteen of the kits will be mounted on walls in various academic buildings, residence halls, Gilman Student Services Center, Dyson Baudo Recreation Center, and the Michael J. Harding Center for Health and Wellness Center.
In addition to the Bleeding Control Kits, team members of Memorial Health System will provide training through a Stop The Bleed class to employees of Marietta College.