On a sunny September day in Las Vegas, Jim Manson took the stage to speak to nearly 250 attendees at the World Trauma Symposium. His talk, titled “Survival in Active Shooter Events- It Takes a Village,” focused on the importance of the skills needed to prevent unnecessary deaths in an active shooter event. Manson states that, “These simple medical skills, such as tourniquet placement, wound packing and opening a victim’s airway can greatly reduce the number of preventable deaths.”
The World Trauma Symposium has been offering networking opportunities to with the thought leaders in trauma care for four years, when they premiered, “to a sold-out audience of trauma care providers from across the nation and around the world” (worldtraumasymposium.com, 2015).
Manson’s efforts to bring Bleed Control training to the masses is a passion of his which lead him to a big decision in his life: Manson recently became the Vice-President of Strategic Development at Cascade Healthcare Services after several decades with the Denver Health Paramedic Division. His new role at Cascade will open more opportunities to deliver the skills and imperative training to the public needed to react competently in emergency situations. Manson declares, “These skills are easily learned and as important as public CPR/AED skills.”
CEO Dave Fiala said, “As we see the unfortunate rise in Active Shooter events we want to take an active role in preparing citizens to be first responders. Jim’s experience and passion fits our ethos of saving lives and demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative thought leadership in first-aid and CPR resuscitation training.”
Cascade Training Centers are full services training outsource providers and offer classes including BLS, ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC, PHTLS, AMLS, NRP, BCON and many others. They certify over 100,000 students every year and provide outsourced training to some of the largest corporations in the United States.