Saving lives with Tourniquets

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KENNER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Michael J. Glaser

Chief of Police

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

 

500 Veterans Boulevard

Kenner, LA 70062

(504) 712-2200

FAX (504) 712-2209

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Contact:  Lt. Brian McGregor

 Email:     bmcgregor@kennerpd.com

 Office:    (504) 712-2252

 Date:     2/1/16

Saving lives with Tourniquets

 Kenner - During the month of January 2016; all police officers within the Kenner Police Department completed mandatory tourniquet training.  The training was provided FREE of charge by members of the University Medical Center, in New Orleans.  Once training was complete, tourniquets were issued to all uniformed police officers who will be wearing them on their duty belt.  The design and construction of the emergency tourniquets allow quick applications by first aid responders or the injured persons themselves.  Correct use of the tourniquet devices have been shown to save lives and increases a personís chance of survival.   

 The training has already paid off, on Thursday, January 28, 2016, the Kenner Police Department responded to a residence in Kenner, where a 22 year old male was involved in a verbal disturbance with his parents.  During the disturbance the male damaged a large glass table top.  The male advised he wanted to harm himself, and picked up a large piece of glass and intentionally punctured his arm severing an artery.   Officers were able to apply a tourniquet to control the bleeding and the male was transported to UMC for advanced medical care.   Medical staff credited the officerís use of a tourniquet as a lifesaving action. 

 While there may have been some debate over officers carrying tourniquets, in recent years those arguments have been largely laid to rest, in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon Bombing.  Cops have used them to save lives, their partners, and the lives of civilians across the country and the world.  

 
 

Michael
J.
Glaser

Chief of Police

 

 
 
Kenner Police Complex

500 Veterans Blvd.

Kenner, LA. 70062

(504) 712-2200

 
 
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