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Chinook Medical Gear Introduces Mass Casualty / Active Shooter Kits

Date: 2014-07-23
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New kits vital for rapid, on scene treatment during Mass Casualty / Active Shooter incidents

Chinook Medical Gear, a leading distributor and manufacturer of tactical medical kits, introduces a new line of Mass Casualty / Active Shooter Kits. Designed for schools, offices, and public buildings, these new kits empower the general public and first responders with proven supplies for performing hemorrhage control similar to what is administered by soldiers on the battlefield.

Victims of mass casualty / active shooter events die unnecessarily between the time of wounding and when emergency medical services reach them. To improve victim survival, the Hartford Consensus Conference II advocates educating and equipping the public to be first care providers during these incidents. The hope is that uninjured bystanders or minimally injured victims already on the scene can begin lifesaving treatment if provided with proper knowledge and adequate medical supplies for trauma.

“Five minutes can mean the difference between life and death, and unfortunately first-responders can’t always be there in sufficient time,” states Jessica Denison, COO with Chinook Medical Gear. “By providing public access hemorrhage control kits, anyone on the scene can help save lives and improve the outcome of these horrific events.”

Although basic medical training for staff is always recommended, the kits include clear and simple product instructions that can guide a bystander with minimal or no training through patient care and increase that patient’s chance for survival. When combined with proper training and incorporated into rescue task force planning, Chinook’s Mass Casualty / Active Shooter kits allow bystanders or professional responders to quickly and easily distribute medical supplies on scene without hindering law enforcement operations.

Individual Casualty Medical Trauma Kit
Chinook’s new compact Individual Casualty Medical Trauma Kit is a brightly colored, vacuum sealed kit filled with field tested medical supplies for treating severe bleeding, penetrating chest injuries, and to help prevent shock induced hypothermia. Designed to fit inside Chinook’s Public Access Mass Casualty Kit or mounted to a belt / vest via Chinook’s TMK-IFAK Pouch. Training modules available. 

 
Public Access Mass Casualty Kit
Ideal for rapid deployment of up to five Individual Casualty Medical Trauma Kits, as well as a litter for patient transport. The side panel provides immediate access to the Individual Casualty Medical Trauma kits without hindering movement. Large side zipper pocket allows additional advanced supplies to be stored for professional medics. Designed to be stowed inside Chinook’s wall mount Mass Casualty Station or pre-located in a designated public safe area.
 

Public Access Mass Casualty Station
Much like an automatic external defibrillator (AED) heart station, Chinook’s Public Access Mass Casualty Station is a wall mountable cabinet designed specifically to store the Public Access Mass Casualty Kit in a designated public location or safe area. Easy to identify during an incident, simply open the Public Access Mass Casualty Station and either grab one or two Individual Trauma Kits or take the entire Public Assess Mass Casualty bag with you. The Public Access Mass Casualty Station secures your medical trauma supplies in an ideal location, ready to use in a moment’s notice.

Please visit www.chinookmed.com for more information 

- Product Profiles /9-1-1magazine.com (via Chinook Medical Gear, 7/15/14)

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