Z-Medica Provides Bleeding Control Kits to UPMC to be Distributed to Schools in Pennsylvania
Z-Medica, LLC, announces today that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will acquire QuikClot®
Bleeding Control Kits®
to equip up to 1,000 schools in Central and Western Pennsylvania.
Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) March 28, 2017
Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) will acquire QuikClot®
Bleeding Control Kits®
(BCK) to equip up to 1,000 schools in Central and Western Pennsylvania.
The program, developed in association with efforts by the American College of Surgeons, U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the White House national “Stop the Bleed” campaign, ensures the schools in that region align with guidelines established by the Hartford Consensus.
“We are seeing more and more communities coming together and training key personnel to respond to traumatic situations,” says Z-Medica President and CEO Stephen J. Fanning. “Being prepared means first responders on the scene of traumatic events have the tools they need to control bleeding quickly and effectively. Stopping uncontrolled bleeding in those precious minutes can mean the difference between life and death.”
UPMC recently participated in training nearly 200 law enforcement officers in the management of traumatic bleeding injuries and will be working to further the training and provide BCKs to school nurses and resource officers.
Z-Medica to Provide New York City Police Department with QuikClot Belt Trauma Kits
Initiative represents the largest standardization of advanced bleeding control kits ever deployed by a single city.
Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that they have signed a three-year agreement to equip the New York City Police Department with life-saving QuikClot®
Belt Trauma Kits™ (BTK).
The BTK is designed to fit on an officer’s duty belt and contains Z-Medica’s QuikClot Combat Gauze®
, a tourniquet, compression bandage and gloves which can be used by a police officer to administer emergency first aid to control bleeding until medical attention can be sought.
According to the Hartford Consensus III, a set of guidelines established by the American College of Surgeons in collaboration with the medical community and federal government to create a protocol for national policy to enhance survivability from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events, uncontrolled hemorrhage is the single most preventable cause of death in these situations.
Following a program initiated by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) several months ago, this initiative represents the largest standardization of advanced bleeding control kits ever deployed by a single city. The NYPD is the largest police force in the United States.
“Our products have been battlefield tested and deployed with active military personnel in war zones for years,” stated Z-Medica’s President and CEO Stephen J. Fanning. “In the United States, QuikClot has become a standard product now used by law enforcement, emergency services and hospitals.”
The three-year, $2.7 million agreement provides for BTKs and help with training personnel on how to use the kits. Training and deployment of the kits is expected to begin early 2017.
Z-Medica Teams Up with the ACS to Provide Basic Bleeding Control Instructor Training
Z-Medica, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that they have teamed up with The American College of Surgeons (ACS) to provide basic bleeding control instructor training to surgeons.
Working with the ACS’s Committee on Trauma, the “Bleeding Control Basic” course is a pilot program that fulfills the intent of the White House’s “Stop the Bleed” national initiative which is designed to increase the public’s awareness of how they can play a role in saving lives by applying basic bleeding control techniques until appropriate medical care is available.
So far, more than 350 surgeons have participated in the training program, which instructs surgeons how to train laypersons on the basics of bleeding control. Those surgeons who participate in the program can then return to their communities and teach the basic bleeding control techniques.
“Teaming up with the American College of Surgeons to provide this training was a natural fit for us,” said Z-Medica President and CEO Stephen J. Fanning. “By providing the necessary tools, products and personnel to support this effort, Z-Medica continues its commitment to helping save lives.”
More information on the White House initiative and basic bleeding control can be found at http://www.bleedingcontrol.org.
Z-Medica Named Best Product at the Seventy-fifth Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery
, LLC, a leading developer and marketer of hemostatic devices, announces today that they were chosen best product at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and Clinical Congress of Acute Care Surgery in Waikoloa, Hawaii.
“We are honored to be chosen,” said Z-Medica’s President and CEO Stephen J. Fanning. “This would not be possible if not for the hard work of our entire team, who is dedicated to creating bleeding control products that save lives. We share this honor with all the trauma surgeons who dedicate their lives to treating traumatic injuries.”
Chicago Police Department saves a life with QuikClot Combat Gauze and will urge department to have QuikClot Combat Gauze as standard issue for all Chicago Police Officers.
Some Chicago Alderman are making a push to equip officers with QuikClot Combat Gauze®
. The gauze helps stop bleeding until medical help can arrive. It's been credited with saving lives on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many believe it can be used domestically on the streets.