Memphis Adopts QuikClot® to Stop the Bleeding
First Major City in Country to follow the Hartford Consensus Guidelines
Shelby County Schools First in Tennessee to be Compliant
Wallingford, CT / Memphis TN, January 29, 2016-- Z-Medica®, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that the Mid-South Emergency Planning Coalition, as well as the Shelby County School System, have adopted the use of the Company’s QuikClot® Bleeding Control Bags (BCB), QuikClot Bleeding Control Kits (BCK) and QuikClot Belt Trauma Kits (BTK), making the City of Memphis, TN and surrounding region the first major U.S. city to follow the Hartford Consensus guidelines.
CLE man shot while riding bike, saved by police and witnesses
…Ronald Atwater explained Cleveland police arrived just a few minutes later, carrying with them their new on-board medical kits, including a packet of QuikClot. Atwater said police were able to stop the profuse bleeding at the scene in less than a minute, making a big difference until EMS arrived minutes later. "It's a life saver, it's quicker and it helps them out more with the ambulance, because you never know when it's going to come,' said Atwater. "It stabilized the man a little better.”
UPDATE: Three Shot at the Odeon at the East Bank Flats
..."Two young men from last night owe their lives to those police officers. That's what the ER docs told us," said Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association.
As of Friday, every officer in Cleveland has gone through a one-day course put together by Emergency Room trauma surgeons to learn how to use new first aid kits that include Tourniquets and a product called QuikClot.
Tactical paramedics saved lives in Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting
….instead of guns, they (Tactical Response Paramedics) go in armed with medical supplies. “The leg bag consists of our tourniquets, combat gauze and some BLS type airways,” Chuck Long said. When there’s a hostile situation or a situation where somebody is critically injured and bleeding heavily one of the biggest things that we do is be able to stop that bleeding,” Lt. Kurt Dennison said. “We trust each other 100 percent.” Their heroic actions in the mass casualty situation no doubt saved lives.
Elementary School Nurses Receive Crisis Training in Boston
…for the first time school nurses are learning battlefield techniques. Dr. David King of Massachusetts General Hospital led the first training in the state, teaching school nurses with the Boston Arch Dioceses how to control hemorrhaging.