Z-Medica® Commends Tucson Police Department for Trauma Kit Utilization
Utilizes Online First Aid Training to Entire Police Force
Wallingford, CT, June 3, 2015 – Z-Medica®, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today since June has been designated as National Safety Month by the National Safety Council, the Company commends the Tucson, AZ. Police Department for its commitment to public safety.
The Department reports that its personnel utilized their Individual First Aid Kits (IFAK) over 100 times in the past year to help civilians involved in shootings, stabbings or traffic accidents. Each kit is equipped with what’s needed to make a difference in life-and-death situations and contains tourniquets, QuikClot Combat Gauze® and other emergency first-aid supplies.
Not only is the 800-plus-member department equipped for these kinds of emergencies, but the department is also the first in the nation to license Z-Medica’s online training for each member of the force.
“Law enforcement personnel in every town across the nation are committed to putting their lives on the line every day to ensure the safety and well-being of the public,” said Stephen J. Fanning, President and CEO of Z-Medica. “The men and women that make up the Tucson Police Department have, in my opinion, taken a leadership role in creating an advanced first aid program that police departments across the nation should emulate for their own public safety operations.”
The unpredictable nature of any patient trauma requires immediate attention, especially where controlling bleeding is concerned. QuikClot hemostatic devices are as safe and easy to use as standard gauze, but stop bleeding significantly faster when applied with pressure. They help reduce the need for more expensive treatments and establish stability to get patients to the next level of care.
About Z-Medica®, LLC
Z-Medica, LLC is a medical device company founded in 2002 developing fast acting, easy to use, hemostatic products that stop bleeding wherever it occurs, making it possible to save lives and improve patient outcomes. Based on tests conducted by the Naval Medical Research Center and the U.S. Army Institute for Surgical Research, the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) chose QuikClot Combat Gauze® as the hemostatic dressing of choice on the battlefield for compressible hemorrhage not amenable to tourniquet use or as an adjunct to tourniquet removal if evacuation time is anticipated to be longer than 2 hours.
QuikClot® products are developed and manufactured in the United States. Z-Medica, LLC is a privately-held company based in Wallingford, CT. For more information, visit www.quikclot.com
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