Foundation purchases trauma kits for Hamilton Southeastern schools

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From left, Kelly Mullens, Beth Garrison and Michelle Shepherd show off a trio of the 23 emergency trauma kits recently purchased for Hamilton Southeastern schools by the HSE Schools Foundation. (Submitted photo)

From left, Kelly Mullens, Beth Garrison and Michelle Shepherd show off a trio of the 23 emergency trauma kits recently purchased for Hamilton Southeastern schools by the HSE Schools Foundation. (Submitted photo)

A recent purchase made possible by the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation and an anonymous community donor has provided emergency trauma kits for nurses across the district’s 21 schools.

Riverside Intermediate School nurse and paramedic Michelle Shepherd provided a training session regarding mass trauma incidents last spring. As she listened, Sand Creek Elementary School nurse Beth Garrison realized the school clinics did not have the supplies necessary to handle serious traumatic incidents.

Garrison sought — and received — funding from the HSE Schools Foundation to place a trauma kit in every school in the district.

Nearly $1,500 from the foundation and a community donor purchased 23 trauma kits for HSE schools. School nurses are now suited to help with serious injuries that require specialized supplies. The trauma kit supplies are consistent wit those used by the Fishers Fire Dept. to allow for familiarity and continuity of care from school to the hospital.

“You hope to never need to use them, but you are glad they are there in an emergency,” Shepherd stated.

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