Major trauma kits deployed to frontline police officers
Written by RADio Newsdesk on March 17, 2019
Article Published on Sunday March 17, 2019 6:33 PM by RADio Newsdesk
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Following the original announcement made on the 3rd December 2018, a team of volunteers from Northants Police have spent their weekend preparing Trauma Packs.
It is intended that Trauma Packs will be issued to every operational Police vehicle across Northants.
Funded by Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold and supplied by the East Midlands Ambulance Service at a concessionary rate.
The trauma kits contain a tourniquet, emergency bandages and haemostatic gauze, designed to create a clot and staunch major bleeding – all equipment that trained officers will be able to use to give vital treatment in the critical moments until medical responders arrive.
Excerpt from original Press Release; ‘Every police response vehicle in Northamptonshire is to be equipped with a special trauma response kit and every frontline police officer will be trained to deal with major traumatic injuries in a move that will improve both public and officer safety.
The specialist packs contain the essential equipment needed to allow a response officer who is first on the scene of an incident to treat major injuries of any kind and administer potentially life-saving emergency first aid’.
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