It’s National Trauma Awareness Month. Don’t Be a Bystander – Be a ‘By-doer’ May 2016 marks the 28th annual National Trauma Awareness Month, a call to focus on injury prevention and raising trauma awareness. Traumatic injuries are the number one cause of death for Americans between the ages of 1 and 46 years old, and the number three cause of death overall in the United States. And yet, the majority of the population doesn’t have the training, or the tools, to stop major bleeding....Read More >>
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With spring just on the horizon, mosquitos aren’t on the forefront of everyone’s mind. But with recent buzz about the mosquito-borne Zika virus, it’s not too early to think about protecting yourself. By now you’ve probably heard about the Zika virus epidemic in South and Central Americas. The mosquito-borne virus has been linked to a birth defect and its rapid spread has gained the attention of medical communities worldwide. As of right now, there is no vaccine for the virus. The ...Read More >>
Developed in 2008, Drip Drop improves upon international Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) standards with a precise electrolyte ratio of salts, sugars and other ingredients to hydrate better and faster than anything else on the market. And unlike other oral rehydration solutions, which tend to taste salty, Drip Drop actually tastes good, insuring higher rates of compliance in the field. “Testimonial from relief settings around the world confirms that Drip Drop is a force multiplier: not only ...
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The National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) Calls for Increased Emergency Medical Training for Police Officers
(Pictured: Chinook Law Enforcement Medical Kit - Individual Operator) Doylestown, PA (October 2013) - The National Tactical Officers Association is calling for basic Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) training for all police officers in light of recent incidents of mass violence. The Navy Yard massacre in Washington, D.C., the Boston Marathon bombing and lone shooters in Tucson and Newtown have focused attention on the response to changing threats in our society. These tragic events...Read More >>
At first glance, you might question the intelligence of the guy changing this tire...he's wearing sandals and using a jack that is so small, it requires several blocks of wood just to get the wheel off the ground! Well, he's no dummy and I say this even though this guy is my brother-in-law! The reality of life is that, even the smartest guys and gals, can find themselves unprepared for what may appear to be an everyday situation. He may not have had the right tools to change a tire but at le...Read More >>
Based on recommendations by the Hartford Consensus Conference, the kit provides medical supplies needed to save lives in mass casualty and active violence incidents. Supplies in this kit are intended to enable rescuers to control severe hemorrhage, manage serious chest wounds, and establish an airway. Recent studies show that since 2009, the United States averages one mass casualty event per month. The lessons learned from these events highlight the opportunities for improving casualty ...Read More >>
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Pictured: Fort Worth's custom drop leg medical kit built by Chinook Medical Gear. FORT WORTH — The basic first aid kit is getting a much-needed makeover across law enforcement agencies in North Texas. Fort Worth is one of the departments leading the change. "If I had a bullet shot here in my lower arm, all I have to do is take this tourniquet and tie it off tight to stop the bleeding," Officer Brandi Kamper explained. The kits include tourniquets, clotting sponges and chest seals ...Read More >>
It was an otherwise quiet morning in Pima County, Ariz., when, at 10:11 a.m. on Jan. 8, 2011, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department received a 9-1-1 call advising of a shooting in progress at a local shopping center. During the next 20 minutes, details of a horrific and historic scene unfolded, despite the lone shooter being taken into custody within five minutes of the original 9-1-1 call. Before it was all over, that isolated shooter had fired 30 rounds into a crowd gathered ...Read More >>
In Fiscal Year 2013, DHS will award $968,389,689 to enhance the ability of states and territories to prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from potential terrorist acts and other hazards. The need for these financial resources is supported by The Hartford Consensus in the paper "Improving Survival from Active Shooter Events". On April 2, 2013, the American College of Surgeons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation jointly collaborated to bring together senior leaders from the ...Read More >>