The City of Titusville, Florida / Police / NewsLife-Saving Trauma Tourniquet Kits and Training for Officers
Titusville Police Department’s Officers will continue to receive advanced trauma tourniquet kits and specialized training on their use, thanks to the generosity and proactive efforts of Parrish Medical Center, Team Health Emergency Physicians and the Jess Parrish Medical Foundation.
The trauma kit disbursement and training began in June of 2015 at Parrish Medical Center and continued throughout the year. Patrol and S.W.A.T. officers were trained to safely identify indicators for tourniquet application, and properly apply them to extremities.
This training effort is the brain child of Dr. Siddiqui, Medical Director of the Emergency Department, Dr. Jorge Insignares, Assistant Medical Director Parrish Medical Center, and Team Health Emergency Physicians. This unified medical front supports the importance of early aggressive prehospital application of tourniquets in life-threatening extremity trauma. The collaboration realizes that these kits and training for first responding officers will save lives. In fact, two lives were saved this year in Titusville!
“The Emergency Department Staff, Emergency Medical Services and the Titusville Police Department are part of first responders. We are all in the business of saving lives; we all have common goals. We have helped each other help our community”, said Siddiqui.
This unique partnership will now provide individual first aid kits, which include the tactical tourniquet and a myriad of life-saving tools and equipment, to all officers as well as the continuous hands-on training and replacement kits as needed.
“This partnership is much more than just Parrish Medical Center purchasing first aid kits, this is Parrish Medical Center teaching us how to use, and apply these kits, out in the field to make our community much safer”, said Chief John Lau.