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Save a Life Week: Emory Emergency Medical Training

$1,128
37%
Raised toward our $3,000 Goal
30 Gifts
Project has ended
Project ended on March 20, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Save a Life Week: Emory Emergency Medical Training

Emory College

What is the Education in Medical Emergencies student organization?

Education in Medical Emergencies (EME) is an undergraduate student organization at Emory founded by an interdisciplinary group of students interested in medicine, nursing, and public health. Our mission is to educate the public, in particular the Emory community, in how to respond to medical emergencies. Students from across Emory schools—Emory College, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine—teach free basic medical emergency procedures and life-saving techniques to the Atlanta community.

Our first Save a Life Week, to be held March 25-29, aims to engage and educate the Emory community in hands-only bystander CPR, as well as other basic medical emergency procedures. During Save a Life Week, EME presents talks with Emory healthcare professionals on the appropriate medical responses to sports injuries, opioid overdoses, excessive bleeding, choking, and anaphylactic shock, as well as topics such as suicide prevention training. Throughout the week, volunteers train the public in hands-only CPR in free, five-minute sessions.

EME also hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the Texas Two Step (Tx2Step) CPR event, an annual one-day event aimed at teaching the Atlanta community hands-only CPR. Last year, EME student volunteers trained more than 140 in the Atlanta community on hands-only CPR during the event, and we hope to increase our totals this year!

Texas Two Step event logo

Why Your Support Matters

About 90 percent of people who suffer an out-of-the-hospital heart attack die. CPR can significantly increase a victim’s chance of survival; therefore, increasing the number of people trained in CPR is crucial to raising survival rates. Hands-only CPR, which has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR, is easy to perform and just as easy to teach. Arming every day civilians with the skills to perform hands-only CPR in emergency situations to buy time until emergency medical services arrive could save lives.

How You Can Help

Your gifts will go to the Emory College Council, which funds our Education in Medical Emergencies. Your donations will help cover the costs for Save a Life Week and the Texas Two Step CPR event by helping us buy training equipment, secure sites, and provide transportation and snacks for our volunteers.

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$25

Snacks and Water

Your gift of $25 can help provide snacks and water for our hardworking volunteers.

$50

Three First Aid Kits

Your gift of $50 can help purchase three first aid kits used to teach first aid.

$100

500 Tourniquets

Your gift of $100 can help purchase 500 tourniquets used to stop excessive bleeding.

$200

Two Inflatable Manikins

Your gift of $200 can help purchase two inflatable manikins used to teach CPR.

$500

Volunteer Transport

Your gift of $500 can help cover transportation for 40 volunteers to and from our training events in the Atlanta community.

$1,000

Five AED Trainers

Your gift of $1,000 can help purchase five automatic external defibrillator (AED) trainers used with CPR.