DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tramedic™ trauma kits have been installed throughout the city of Dallas, Texas, to prepare their community in the event of an emergency situation that leads to traumatic injuries. These emergency situations include everything from active shooters and natural disasters to car accidents and workplace injuries. Dallas' kits will be placed in the lobbies of city-owned buildings, and 13,000 city officials will be trained on their Tramedic™ kits in the coming weeks.
City officials have demonstrated the lifesaving impact that these trauma kits can have. Dr. Alex Eastman, the medical director and chief surgeon at Parkland's Rees-Jones Trauma Center and longtime member of the Dallas SWAT Team, led the demonstration of these kits. Eastman said, "This citywide implementation is part of the national Stop the Bleed Campaign, which was launched by The White House in 2015." Stop the Bleed aims to empower civilians with the knowledge and tools to treat those critically injured until professional responders can arrive. These kits are designed to be used by all levels of responders, including the untrained bystander, so that anyone can provide immediate care. Simple and color-coded instructions lead the user to the proper equipment to treat not only massive bleeding, but other injuries as well, such as blocked airways and penetrating chest wounds. The Tramedic™ Response System was developed to bring lifesaving treatments to the lowest level responder possible. By increasing the effectiveness of medical gear on site and simplifying its use, Tramedic™ has changed the way communities plan for emergencies and mass casualty situations.