Parrish Medical Center (PMC) emergency room doctors have purchased 55 trauma
tourniquets to give away to help save lives.
The eight doctors will present the kits to Titusville and Indian Harbour
Beach police departments on Mon., June 15 in the PMC Conference Center
at 12:30 p.m. They also will provide training for the first responders
on how to effectively use the kits.
The trauma tourniquets are robust and reusable. They can be used on any
limb trauma such as from a gunshot wound, according to Dr. Khalid Siddiqui,
PMC emergency department medical director.
They are proven lifesavers.
“Tourniquet application prior to onset of clinical shock reduced
mortality from 96 percent to 4 percent,” said Siddiqui. “Ours
is a small donation that will pay big dividends for our police departments,
as they currently do not have them.”Emergency room Drs. Jorge Insignares
and Laurence Conley initiated the donation after learning of the longstanding
partnership between the New York Police Department and local hospital
Siddiqui quickly agreed that it was a natural fit for PMC’s vision
of Healing Families—Healing Communities® in action.
“In light of all the news surrounding police in this country today,
I’m hoping we can start a discussion about the importance of partnering
with our first responders to help keep them and others safe as they serve
to protect our communities,” he said.