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WHAT IS CAT ECARE?

Catamount Emergency Care or CAT ECare is a new health and safety project that is being rolled out on the UVM campus. The CAT ECare program consists of lifesaving equipment at stations distributed around campus. CAT ECare emergency stations include Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), bleeding control kits, and Narcan®. These life-saving tools and associated training add another level of preparedness to the systems already in place and are part of UVM Department of Emergency Management's continuing mission to create the safest environment possible for all those who utilize our university facilities and services. The second part of the CAT ECare program is ongoing training opportunities for UVM students, faculty, and staff. Training events include American Heart Association CPR and AED training, bleeding control training, and instruction on how to use Narcan®. For training information please click on Training button above.

Student Engagement is an important part of Cat ECare.  The program has been developed and is maintained with the participation of undergraduate interns from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and UVM Rescue, a Recognized Student Organization.  Students are trained and deployed as instructors and interns continue to contribute to program administration and improvement.

CPR/AED/STOP THE BLEED TRAINING

Please click on training button above!

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A major part of the CAT ECare program is the comprehensive training in both CPR and AED use as well as bleeding control and Narcan. The trainings that are offered will give students, faculty, and staff the ability to have the lifesaving skills necessary to be fully prepared on campus and at home in their respective communities. Please click on the Training button above for more information.

 

WHY CPR AND AEDs?

Sudden cardiac arrest is among the leading causes of death in the United States.  Currently, the only way to restore a regular heart rhythm during cardiac arrest is to use an AED.  (American Red Cross, 2023.)  Bystander CPR and use of AEDs are a vital part of the chain of survival for patients experiencing cardiac arrest.

WHAT IS STOP THE BLEED?

Stop the Bleed is a program initiated by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma and the White House National Security Council Staff, with a common goal of increasing awareness and preparedness for life-threatening bleeding emergencies.  Since its launch in 2017, it has trained 2.4 million people in basic techniques to prevent death due to severe bleeding.

WHAT IS NARCAN (Naloxone)?

Narcan® (Naloxone) is a potentially lifesaving medication designed to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose in minutes.  It is designed for bystander ease of use.  On average, a person dies every eight minutes in the United States from opioid overdose.

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WHERE CAN I FIND AN AED/CAT ECARE KIT NEAR ME?

Online Campus Map  https://www.uvm.edu/map/ select "Health and Safety" and then "AEDs"

Or use the Safety Map on UVM's LiveSafe App

Current Locations:

Alumi House - 61 Summit Street

Silver Pavilion Entrance

Catholic Center

390 S. Prospect Street

Colchester Research Facility

Corridor Outside Conference Room 202
Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory
VT Dept. of Health Dining Area

Davis Center

Second Floor Corridor Room 285
Fourth Floor Corridor Room 497

Discovery /Innovation

Second Floor Connector
Third Floor Connector

Forbush Natatorium

PFG Swimming Pool

Forestry Building

705 Spear Street

Given Building

Room E109
Room D319

Gutterson Field House

End of Entrance Corridor

Hills

Under Construction - to be installed

Howe Library

Basement Room 047
First Floor Room 150
Second Floor Room 250
Third Floor Room 350

Ira Allen Chapel 

Chapel

Mediplex

Mediplex

Old Mill/Lafayette

Annex Connector Second Floor
Third Floor Annex Connector
Fourth Floor Annex Connector

Patrick Gym

Campus Recreation Lobby
Dance Studio  (2)
Indoor Turf and Tennis Courts
Intramural Sports Office  (2)
MAC Court
Varsity Equipment Room

Pomeroy Hall

Admin Office

Proctor Maple Research

Shop area of 58 Harvey Rd

Rowell Building

Room 017

Royall Tyler Theater

Main Lobby

Stafford Hall

Ground Floor

Student Health

Hall Near Procedure Room

Technical Services Partnership - 280 East Avenue

Hallway Near Tech Area

Votey Hall

3rd Floor
1st Floor Hallway

Waterman

Second Floor Near Center Stairs
Third Floor Near Center Stairs
Fourth Floor Near Center Stairs
Fifth Floor Near Center Stairs

Williams

Second Floor Near Center Stairs
Fourth Floor Near Center Stairs

Wing/Davis/Wilks

Davis Hall by Front Desk

 

HOW DO I GET AN AED/CAT ECARE STATION?

The Department of Emergency Management has limited funding for AED purchases.  We are able to supply the bleeding control kits and Narcan® and all of the required lifetime inspections and maintenance, and pad and battery replacements.  If a department purchases an AED and cabinet (approximately $1,800) we will pay the costs for installation and the items above.  For more information please contact the Emergency Management Director at emergency@uvm.edu.

 

The Department of Emergency Management would like to acknowledge Erin Roemer '24, Callum Becvarik '24, Grace Donvan '23, Eli Racusin '23, and Professor Patrick Malone (IREMS Director) for their contributions to this initiative.