Spotlight on Preparedness

Spotlight on Preparedness is an outreach program that offers seminars to the Auraria Campus community for:

  • hazard awareness
  • personal risk mitigation
  • emergency response skills

The goal of Spotlight on Preparedness is to empower the campus community to be partners in public safety, creating a culture of preparedness that increases the safety and security of the entire campus population.

Campus Community Preparedness Training

  • The Spotlight on Preparedness program offers at least one training session per semester for students, faculty, and staff of the Auraria Campus.
  • The subject of each training session varies, but each focuses on preparing for a situation or hazard currently affecting our region or nation.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend as many training sessions as they can during their affiliation with the Auraria Campus.
  • The knowledge and skills gained from each training session gives attendees the ability to respond appropriately in a crisis situation, both on- and off-campus.

Upcoming Training Session

Civilian Trauma Training | April 13, 2017

When:              Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5–7:30 p.m.
Cost:                Free of charge for current Auraria Campus students, faculty, and staff
Trainer:            Denver Health Emergency Medical Services

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided for all registered participants.

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This 2.5-hour course teaches participants basic life-saving medical interventions:

■  Bleeding control with a tourniquet

■  Bleeding control with gauze packs or topical hemostatic agents

■  Opening an airway to allow a casualty to breathe

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

■  Explain the rationale for early use of a tourniquet for life-threatening extremity bleeding

■  Demonstrate the appropriate application of a tourniquet to the arm and leg

■  Describe the progressive strategy for controlling hemorrhage

■  Describe appropriate airway control techniques and devices

■  Demonstrate the correct application of a topical hemostatic dressing (combat gauze)