Donates Tourniquets to Area Police
Sharon Regional Medical Center, together with the Sharon Regional medical staff hosted a luncheon with local police chiefs on Thursday, September 6th Sharon Regional Medical Center to promote Stop the Bleed, a national awareness campaign and call to action to train, equip and empower individuals to help in a bleeding emergency before medical professionals arrive.
Sharon Regional together with the Sharon Regional Medical Staff teamed up to purchase a total of 300 tourniquets to donate to each of the 23 police departments and their officers. In addition, training and education on basic Stop the Bleed techniques will be provided. The hospital and medical staff shared the nearly $22,0000 purchase price for the tourniquets that will be donated at the luncheon.
“Our medical center and the physicians and allied health practitioners on the medical staff at Sharon Regional are very pleased to be able to offer lifesaving equipment to our area police officers to effectively arm them with the tools and training in the event of a trauma situation”, stated Joseph Hugar, president of Sharon Regional Medical Center. He continued, “We know that police officers are often among the first to arrive at a trauma scene and having them properly armed and trained will have a direct impact on the outcomes related to treating those with life threatening injuries”. [Read more…]