May 16-22, 2021 is the 46th annual National EMS Week. EMS week celebrates both the EMS profession and professionals for the vital role they play in the healthcare continuum. This year’s theme is “This is EMS: Caring for Our Communities” focusing on honoring those who dedicate their lives to the safety and well-being of our nation’s communities, which is very fitting for the role first responders have played in the pandemic over the last year.
- Monday – EMS Education Day
- Tuesday – Safety Tuesday
- Wednesday – EMS for Children Day
- Thursday – Save-A-Life Day (CPR & Stop the Bleed)
- Friday – EMS Recognition Day
How you can contribute
- Monday: EMS Education Day. Did you know everyone at Coro Medical is trained in AEDs, CPR, and First Aid? It’s important to stay up to date on the best practices for live-saving training. Explore here to find a training course near you.
- Tuesday: Safety Day. Do you have an AED and other rescue products in your home? With 356,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest events per year, and 35 million injury related hospital visits per year, you can never be too prepared for an emergency. Stock up today!
- Wednesday: EMS for Children Day. There are 8,000 hospital visits each day for children ages 0-19. It’s important to learn pediatric first aid and emergency preparedness to be able to treat a child before EMS arrives. We carry Mobilize Rescue Systems– the only interactive trauma system capable of helping untrained bystanders assess, manage, and monitor a spectrum of medical emergencies according to the protocols and best practices of the American Heart Association (AHA), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), and the American College of Surgeons. The Mobilize Rescue System includes instructions and supplies to manage severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, seizures, choking, chest trauma, hypothermia, burns, and more – all while the ambulance is en route.
- Thursday: Save-a-Life Day. Find a CPR class near you for you and the whole family and don’t forget to check out our Stop The Bleed Kits. Stop the Bleed Kits are important first aid tools designed to control and treat traumatic hemorrhaging. At AED.us, we offer compact, high-quality bleed control kits to help you keep your community safe.
- Friday: EMS Recognition Day. This day is dedicated to celebrating and honoring those that sacrifice so much to protect our communities. Send your local EMS a card or bring by some sweet treats. It’s our turn to give back and say “thank you!”
To EMS professionals from all of us at Coro Medical, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We appreciate everything you do!
Written by Blaire Czarniecki
Customer Service Director
Blaire attended the University of Tennessee where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology- Child and Family Studies. She has been in the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) industry for over eight years and is the Director of Customer Service for Coro Medical. Blaire is also an American Red Cross-certified CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, highly trained by each manufacturer on their specific AEDs, and knowledgeable regarding ALL State AED regulations and legislation.
“I know that every day I come to work, I am playing a part in saving someone’s life. I am passionate about these devices and am always looking for new and innovative ways to spread awareness and knowledge about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). I look forward to the day when everywhere I go, I will see an AED—when SCA will no longer take any lives.”
Last updated May 17, 2021