This year's grant will allow the nursing department to purchase additional first aid kits for classrooms and portable first aid stations for clinics as well as tourniquets to add to each campus' Stop the Bleed kit, replace assessment tools, purchase air purifiers, educational materials, a wheelchair, and two more automated external defibrillators (AED).
Each year Magnolia ISD campuses send a representative to participate in Stop the Bleed training and its impact recently paid off for one of our own trainees. Music teacher Russel Mahon from Smith Elementary was able to use what he learned in the training to help save his dad's life. "EMS said if I had not applied the tourniquet that my father would have possibly bled out," said Mahon. "My father has been extremely fortunate and is expected to make a full recovery. But saying thanks for this training doesn't even begin to show my appreciation and I can personally say that the training really works," he added.
The grant funds will benefit the health and wellness of all Magnolia ISD students.
The Tomball Health Coalition is a non-profit corporation formed in January 2013 that seeks to promote the health of the citizens of Tomball, Magnolia, Waller, and other surrounding communities through healthcare programs.