Bleeding Control Training Session For Mass Casualty Events Held In Monroeville

MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE WERE IN MONROEVILLE FOR SPECIFIC TRAINING. THEY WERE LEARNING HOW TO BEST CONTROL BLEEDING IN CASES OF MASS CASUALTIES. THE IMAGES ARE ETCHED IN OUR MINDS. APRIL 2014. AT FRANKLIN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT. STABBED 21 TEENS AND A SECURITY GUARD. 4 AND A HALF YEARS LATER. 11 KILLED BY A SHOOTER AT THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE. AT ONE POINT, SAFETY WAS OUR TOPIC. THE NUMBER 1 MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT THAT WE SEEM TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH, SEEMS TO ALWAYS INVOLVE LOTS OF BLEEDING. WHICH IS WHY THESE EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ARE AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER. WE’VE DONE TRAINING FOR MASS CASUALTY CARE. THIS IS AN ONGOING EFFORT TO CONTINUE TO PREPARE RESPONDERS FOR MASS BLEEDING EVENTS. AMONG THE SPEAKERS, AN ARMY SPECIAL FORCES SERGEANT, DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN. A UPMC TRAUMA SURGEON. AND A PHYSICIAN FROM UP S.W.A.T. THESE ARE SKILLS WE HOPE WE NEVER, EVER — NEED TO USE. BUT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO EXECUTE THESE SKILLS IN LESS THAN PLEASANT ENVIRONMENTS. CONTROL GEAR HAS BEEN GIVEN TO RESPONDERS IN OUR REGION. HOPEFULLY TODAY, EVERYBODY HAS, AS YOU CAME IN THE DOOR, YOU RECEIVED YOUR BLEEDING CONTROL KIT. AND THEY TRAIN ON LARGER KITS WITH MORE SPECIFIC SUPPLIES. THIS IS SIMILAR. EXCEPT IT CARRIES MUCH MORE EQUIPMENT. AND IT CARRIES EIGHT DISPOSABLE LITTERS, WHICH HELPS US MOVE PATIENTS IN A BAD ENVIRONMENT. WE CAN JUST RIP THAT OPEN, PUT ONE OF THOSE OUT. AND GO TO WORK VERY QUICKLY.

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