EMS World Top Innovation Award Submission:
Minimizing time to treatment is critical to survival in penetrating trauma injuries resulting in massive hemorrhage and/or respiratory impairment. The Rescue Essentials Active Shooter Event Casualty Response Kit was designed to provide first responders with critical "point-of-wounding" supplies needed to treat victims of active shooter events prior to EMS arrival. Tourniquets, chest seals, compressed gauze and trauma dressings allow first responders to immediately treat severe hemorrhage and chest wounds thus buying time for EMS response and staging. Blaze orange gloves and orange tourniquets clearly identify individuals as first responders and are easily seen once deployed. An external glove pouch and two external tourniquet holders provide instant access to important tools without opening the bag. Also mounted outside the bag is a pair of 7 1/2" EMT shears for rapid exposure of wound sites. Shoulder strap and carry handles allow easy on-scene transport options, and internal organizer pockets can accommodate additional supplies if desired.
EMS World's Top Innovation Award Program recognizes companies exhibiting at the 2015 EMS World Expo, September 15–19 in Las Vegas, NV. Visit Rescue Essentials in Booth 1436.