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The death of a firefighter attendee and the wounding of three others, including former President Trump, is a tragic reminder of gunshot wound assessment and treatment challenges
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The kits, designed to ensure rapid response during medical emergencies, include essential items such as bandages, chest seals, Narcan and Benadryl
This essential technique can mean the difference between life and death, as arterial bleeding can lead to fatal blood loss within minutes
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After a three-hour standoff, three Ogle County deputies and the suspect were shot when exchanging gunfire
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Understanding and implementing the M.A.R.C.H. algorithm is essential for officers to effectively prioritize and manage life-threatening injuries in tactical emergency situations
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This phase is characterized by the presence of an immediate, ongoing threat
In a concise one-hour course, participants will learn three essential steps to control bleeding
“I look down and I have bright red arterial blood on my boot. You can’t help others if you’re down for the count.”
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“We’re not paramedics, we’re not firefighters, we’re not EMS, but oftentimes we find ourselves [at the scene] first and we have the opportunity to save a life,” Clark County Sheriff Kevin McMahill stated
The new instructor program is tailored for police and other first responders seeking to teach their communities how to Stop the Bleed
Mountain Man Medical offers a refresher on initial patient assessment and management in under two hours
The lightweight kit features necessary medical components in a compact, rugged shell
Officer Ben Lewis with the Gaston County (NC) Police Department discusses the agency’s partnership with Gaston County EMS
Many PDs find themselves without available funds to conduct training necessary to better prepare them for when a crisis occurs; here’s a solution to that problem
Inspired by a simple care package for a deployed Marine, Aaron Negherbon has created a lifeline for under-resourced police departments
Jim Dudley speaks with Eric Thomas O’Neal about adding yet another dimension to today’s law enforcement officer, that of a trained emergency medical responder
In addition to ensuring officers receive proper tactical medical training, a well-written medical plan is vital for appropriate response to potential casualties
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A Florida fire department is leading the way in bringing together first responders to train to respond to active shooter scenarios and other MCIs