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PMC Emergency Room Doctors Donate Trauma Kits

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 emergency rooms.

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.