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Mr. Betancourt
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households
  • 1 donor
  • $0 still needed
Student-led project

You Fall, You Call, We Haul, That's It

We need Emergency Medical Supplies for the First Responders Club

About My Students

In this project, you will hear the voices of Jasmine, Michael, Roger, Jessica, Jennifer, Sabrina, and Luis. These are eager, energetic, and creative 10th and 11th graders that are in the Miami Lakes Educational Center First Responders Club (F.R.C.).

Currently the 30 students share the little bit of equipment we have at the school. They did their research on the type medical equipment we need to be successful in competition and certification skills testing, so they can practice and become experts in the various life saving skills and interventions. The Blood Pressure cuffs will be used to train the students on manually taking blood pressure. Some of the other items my students are asking for are items like Ace bandages Sam Splints Epi Pen Trainers. These are all and tools my students need in order to practice with and become proficient in using in order to pass their certification skills test. The students are interested in Emergency Medicine. and are planning on going into this field after high school.

Most students come into FRC with no knowledge of E.M.S (Emergency Medical System) and they leave with a desire to enter the Emergency Medical Field. One of the skill that the students learn that they can use in whatever they do in the future is TEAMWORK. Teamwork is a vital part of emergency medicine for many reasons. A team that works well together understands the strengths and weaknesses of each team member.

One of the benefits of strong teamwork in the workplace is that team leaders and members become proficient at dividing up tasks, so they are done by the most qualified people. So, when the team is firing on all cylinders then the team is saving lives and that is the ultimate goal of my students and the F.R.C. helping people when they are in their darkest hour or having possibly the worst day of their lives and coming to the rescue

In Their Own Words

The goal that we are trying to accomplish with this project and equipment is to become proficient in our practical skills that we get tested on, so we can have a higher percentage of students be a first time pass when we go take the state test for my Emergency medical Response Certification.

By taking charge of this project i will go into our inventory of supplies and check to see exactly what we are missing and need in order to help make the First Responders Club successful. By doing this task I am helping guide the students in the F.R.C onto the path of success.

This Project is important to me and my school, because lots of student choose not to go onto the Emergency Medical Field or take the certification exam at the end of senior year. This happens because students don't feel confident in their skills or they loose interest in the program. With Mr. Betancourt coming into the school and starting this program we all have the same goals and that is to make the Emergency Medial Response students better and making the F.R.C. the best club in our whole school.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MCR Medical Supply BVM-3081-001 PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Adult/Child Training Bag Valve Mask (BVM) in Plastic Carry Case • Amazon Business $21.95 5 $109.75
White Coat Deluxe Aneroid Sphygmomanometer Professional Blood Pressure Cuff Monitor with Adult Sized Black Cuff Plus Sprague Rappaport Stethoscope and Accessory Kit • Amazon Business $19.99 5 $99.95
EpiPen Trainer by Dey 500-00, Current Model • Amazon Business $6.80 5 $34.00
36 Gauze Bandage Rolls with Medical Tape, Rolled Gauze Stretch Bandage, 4" x 4 Yards Stretched, FDA Approved, Medical Grade Sterile First Aid Wound Care, Dressing, Cotton Ply by California Basics • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
Ever Ready First Aid Universal Aluminum Splint, 36 Inch Rolled, 5 Ounce • Amazon Business $6.45 5 $32.25
MCR Medical Supply MCRTM-A PVC Training CPR Pocket Resuscitator Face Masks and Valves, Adult (Pack of 10) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Ever Ready First Aid Universal Aluminum Splint, 24 Inch Rolled • Amazon Business $5.50 5 $27.50
CMS 50-DL Pulse Oximeter with Neck/Wrist cord • Amazon Business $13.57 2 $27.14
Non-Rebreather Mask w/ Vent, Adult • Amazon Business $5.27 5 $26.35

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