ANDERSON, SC—Tactical Medical Solutions LLC (TacMed), in support of trained first responders on the battlefield and on the streets, introduced January 19, 2021, the RISE™ (Rigid Immobilization System for Extremities).
TacMed further announced it will be the global provider of more than 150,000 groundbreaking splints over the next three years.
The Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) recognizes splinting and pelvic binding application as a critical step in preventing additional injury during casualty evacuation, according to a TacMed release. But splinting devices can be cumbersome to carry or pack inside a medical kit. Not only does the RISE significantly reduce the weight and size of current market options, it is uniquely capable for both limbs and pelvic stabilization.
Originating from lessons learned on the battlefield, the RISE is a durable, rugged, extremely compact splint for point-of-injury care. It can be intuitively applied under stress as a straight splint, 90-degree splint, or pelvic binder by using a windlass or ratcheting tourniquet with the available cutout slots. Preformed folding points allow the RISE to fit into most individual first aid kits, including all standard military-issue IFAKs. The RISE is radiolucent, blood and chemical resistant, and proudly made in the USA.
The RISE was developed in partnership with the U.S. Army and tested by military personnel at Fort Hood, Texas, and Schofield Barracks in Oahu, Hawaii. “The ability to have fracture and pelvic stabilization capabilities from an IFAK is an advantageous addition for our soldiers and trained first responders,” stated Dennis Lyons, TacMed director of business development.
Tactical Medical Solutions is a global leading developer and manufacturer of prehospital medical gear for the tactical and civilian world. Founded in 2003 by a Special Forces medic who created the SOF® Tactical Tourniquet, TacMed's tourniquet is now one of only two approved by the Department of Defense and was selected as the tourniquet of choice for the American Red Cross. While the company's original purpose was supporting the military, TacMed progressed into servicing law enforcement, fire, EMS, rescue, and civilians.
With more than 2,000 products available and a presence in 70 countries around the world, TacMed services seven of the top ten police departments, including the NYPD and LAPD, as well as major fire and EMS agencies. TacMed services civilian audiences, such as all municipal buildings in Dallas, NFL stadiums, Marriott hotels, churches, and public and private schools across the country through through the Tramedic line of trauma kits developed for the everyday citizen. TacMed provides kit customization and a complete knowledge management system that offers education and training to match. Visit www.tacmedsolutions.com
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