The University of Vermont (UVM) kicked off their Catamount Emergency Care – or CAT ECare – health and safety project last week. It consists of lifesaving equipment at emergency stations distributed around campus that will include Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), bleeding control kits and Narcan. In addition, ongoing training opportunities for UVM students, faculty and staff will be available on CPR, AED use, bleeding control and using Narcan. The CAT ECare program is a collaboration among undergraduate Public Health students, UVM Emergency Management, the Initiative for Rural Emergency Medical Services (IREMS) and UVM Rescue.

According to the program’s webpage, “Student Engagement is an important part of Cat ECare. The program is being developed with the participation of undergraduate interns from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and UVM Rescue, a Recognized Student Organization.  Students will have opportunities to be trained and deployed as instructors and interns will continue to contribute to program administration and improvement.”

Read more about this new program here.