Commissioner Gordon Partners with Ujimaa Medics to Offer Trauma Training

Commissioner Gordon Partners with Ujimma Medics to Offer Trauma Training
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Commissioner Gordon Partners with Ujimaa Medics to Offer Trauma Training (Cook County, IL) — Shootings and carjackings are trauma conditions that Black and brown Cook County residents are living with every day. Yet, if we were with someone suffering from a gunshot wound, most people would not know what to do until emergency responders arrive.

That is why Ujimaa Medics is offering trauma training to provide the skills that everyone should possess.

“What we do is teach community emergency and community care response focused on the particular needs of Black folks in Chicago and especially communities that experience the same kinds of health disparities and violence that Black folks do,” explains Ujimaa Medics in a video on its website.

Under Basic Gunshot Wound First Response, the website states the goal of the workshop is to increase someone’s chance of survival from physical injury and decrease impact of emotional injury.

Cook County Commissioner Monica Gordon, whose 5th district covers parts of Chicago’s far South Side and south suburbs, is partnering with Ujimaa Medics to help save lives.

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“Knowing someone who has been shot is no longer a remote possibility,” explains Commissioner Gordon. “Just like we should learn the Heimlich Maneuver to save someone’s life from choking, we should learn what to do for a gunshot victim.”

Ujimaa Medics will hold trauma training over two weekend dates: March 23 (Roseland Hospital) and March 30 (Prairie State College). The trainings will go from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Gordon is urging people to register by filling out this form.

Commissioner Gordon Partners with Ujimaa Medics to Offer Trauma Training

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