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CPR AED Training

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You Can Save A Life

CPR and AED training can truly make a difference in someone’s life. Recognition of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest, early activation of 9-1-1, bystander CPR and AED utilization can all dramatically impact a person’s chances of survival.

Contact the MED-ACT Community Education Specialist at 913-715-1981 to set up a time for your group to learn Hands-Only CPR.

AED Registration

Have you recently purchased an AED?

When you register your device, the information is uploaded into the 9-1-1 system, providing the location of your AED to dispatchers who can then direct the caller to the AED location faster.

AED Registration Form

Graves Mistakes: Teen Distracted Driving Program

Medic walks around a crumpled red sedan damaged in an accident

Grave Mistakes is a teen distracted driving program put on through Johnson County MED-ACT, featuring actual call scene photos, video footage, and stories to help newly licensed teenagers understand the consequences of their choices while driving.

There is no fee for the Grave Mistakes program as it is apart of our community outreach programming for the citizens of Johnson County. We contact high schools, and organize time during their school year to come out to give this important 45 minute presentation and answer students questions about distracted driving.

The topics include:

  • texting
  • seatbelts
  • speeding
  • road conditions
  • alcohol
  • 3 ways of distraction (visual, manual and cognitive)

As the emergency services providers for Johnson County, we want teens to know that keeping their mind on the road is one of the most important parts of their driving experience. Every choice they have while behind the wheel has some sort of consequence and we hope that they don’t make a Grave Mistake.

Stop The Bleed Campaign

Three people are using a manikin and gauze to simulate packing a wound

Anyone can learn to Stop the Bleed! Our office staff regularly trains and so can yours!

What is the national Stop the Bleed Campaign?

Motivated by the 2012 tragedy in Sandy Hook and multiple tragedies that have occurred in the ensuing years, what has become known as the Hartford Consensus was convened to bring together leaders from law enforcement, the federal government, and the medical community to improve survivability from manmade or natural mass casualty events. The resulting injuries from these events generally present with severe bleeding which, if left unattended, can result in death. 

Civilians need basic training in Bleeding Control principles so they are able to provide immediate, frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person. Due to many situations, there may be a delay between the time of injury and the time a first responder is on the scene. Without civilian intervention in these circumstances, preventable deaths will occur.

How Can Johnson County Get Involved?

In the Summer of 2017, Johnson County MED-ACT became a Stop The Bleed training class provider. Our community education program presents the Stop the Bleed training to groups and businesses at no charge. Just like our CPR and Fall Prevention courses, we want to provide the community with as many resources and education materials as possible. If you're interested in setting up a time, please contact our Community Education Specialist at: 913-715-1981.

Advance Care Planning

At Johnson County MED-ACT, our patients are the center of our focus. We act with honor, bound by ethical and professional standards. Those standards form the basis for “doing the right things for the right reasons.” We seek to provide care that is consistent with our patients’ wishes. Our challenge is discovering those wishes when a patient is unable to speak for themselves.

There are tools to help patients think about what their healthcare choices would be if they are unable to speak for themselves. There are also tools which allow patients to write down their wishes so they are available to emergency medical service providers. If available, and valid, MED-ACT can honor such documents while providing patient care.

For more information about advance care planning and making your healthcare wishes known. These free resources will take you through the process of advance care planning from the very first conversation through documentation of your wishes via healthcare directive and durable power of attorney for healthcare forms.

If you would also like information regarding the Kansas Out-of-Hospital Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) form, please contact our office at 913-715-1950.