PerSys Medical Trauma Medical Kits: Equipping the National Sheriff’s Association Members with the Essentials to Save Lives

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PerSys Medical has recently partnered with the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) as a corporate sponsor to build relationships with sheriffs nationwide and equip and train sheriffs on the use of its Trauma Medical KitsTM (TMKs).

we are working with different departments to ensure that they have proper equipment and training to be prepared for any situation

In 2010, the Pima County Sheriff’s Department recognized that deputies should have advanced medical kits to be better prepared to treat casualties prior to emergency services personnel arriving on the incident scene. By July 2010, advanced medical kits containing The Emergency Bandage® (PerSys Medical), the SOF™ Tactical Tourniquet (Tactical Medical Solutions), and the Quikclot® Combat Gauze™, supplied by Tactical & Survival Specialties Inc. (TSSI) were deployed in all Pima County departmental vehicles. This safety measure inevitably enabled the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to be prepared to treat victims, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, during the 2011 Tucson shooting. Additional advanced medical kits were later incorporated to be placed in all personal vehicles of officers that may arrive on the incident scene while off-duty.

Recognizing the life-saving benefit of its Emergency Bandage® and with the help of law enforcement and emergency medical team members, PerSys Medical has developed its own Trauma Medical Kits™. “Right now, we are working with different departments to ensure that they have the proper equipment and training for them to be prepared for any situation,” adds Leonid Kalmonovich, Manager of Law Enforcement for PerSys Medical.

Though each of the kits consists of a different assortment of items depending on need, instrumental to all of the kits are the Emergency Bandage® (a.k.a. The Israeli Bandage) and the SOF™ Tactical Tourniquet. The Emergency Bandage® is a specially designed first aid device that consolidates multiple devices into one unit. As an elasticized bandage with an attached sterile gauze pad and built-in pressure applicator, the bandage can place greater pressure as well as produce a tourniquet-like effect at the wound site to prevent further bleeding. First successfully used for saving lives during a NATO peacekeeping operation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Emergency Bandage® was nicknamed the "The Israeli Bandage®" by American soldiers and has since become the bandage of choice for the US Army and Special Forces.

Used by militaries across the globe, the SOF™ Tactical Tourniquet is designed to save lives by effectively stopping extremity bleeding and reducing shock. Proven to be 100% effective during US Army Institute of Surgical Research Testing, it is constructed of high strength materials and is designed for one-handed, self application.

PerSys Medical specializes in bringing life-saving innovations to federal and civilian medical markets including military, law enforcement, homeland security, EMS, and wilderness medicine agencies as well as government agencies worldwide. Aided by close relationships with medics, training facilities and decision makers, the company successfully markets life-saving innovations, which have become standards in the US military and other leading organizations. The PerSys Medical Training Center PerSys Medical Training Center offers comprehensive medical training for the community at large, law enforcement, and healthcare professionals. The Center is an authorized provider of CPR and First Aid courses from the American Heart Association and offers other courses such as Tactical First Aid training for law enforcement, Traumatic Aid, Workplace Safety Training, ACLS, PALS, BLS/CPR for Healthcare Professionals, and more.

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