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Every 40 seconds in the U.S., someone has a stroke, and more than 140,000 die each year.

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Upgrading the CPR Protective Equipment to the Nu Mask IntraOral Mask (IOM).

1st Responders Tactical & Safety Training

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Introduction

The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office prides itself with providing its members
with the latest in training and technology. Within the last three years, the
Training Division, composed of seven full-time high liability instructors, began
the task of researching the latest trends in Law Enforcement involvement
throughout our country.

We found that the transition to have better Basic Life Support (BLS)
techniques were among the listed based on the rise of violence towards Law
Enforcement. This among several other concerns lead gave us the need to
introduce a Tactical Casualty Care Course.

A portion of this course involves the assembling of a Trauma Kit that will
provide our deputies with the equipment needed to take care of
Hemorrhaging, Tension Pneumothorax and Airway Management. Because of
the need to remain within their scope of duty, (unless authorized to hold an
EMT Cert), most Law Enforcement personnel are trained in CPR to…

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Upgrading the CPR Protective Equipment to the Nu Mask IntraOral Mask (IOM).

1_MG_1676

Introduction

The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office prides itself with providing its members
with the latest in training and technology. Within the last three years, the
Training Division, composed of seven full-time high liability instructors, began
the task of researching the latest trends in Law Enforcement involvement
throughout our country.

We found that the transition to have better Basic Life Support (BLS)
techniques were among the listed based on the rise of violence towards Law
Enforcement. This among several other concerns lead gave us the need to
introduce a Tactical Casualty Care Course.

A portion of this course involves the assembling of a Trauma Kit that will
provide our deputies with the equipment needed to take care of
Hemorrhaging, Tension Pneumothorax and Airway Management. Because of
the need to remain within their scope of duty, (unless authorized to hold an
EMT Cert), most Law Enforcement personnel are trained in CPR to address
the airway management needs.

In any case, The Pinellas County Sheriffs Office identified a significant
handicap with the use of traditional CPR Masks. While undergoing the
development and the execution of the training program, it was determined that
consideration in relocating patient to a safe location, is almost always a factor.
This was also, true even after airway management had begun.

The introduction of the NuMask IntraOral device gave us the ability to store,
carry and effectively provide better airway management. Under conditions
where the scene has become unsafe, hastily moving a patient undergoing
airway management did not include the removal of the IntraOral mask,
therefore providing a quicker re-engagement in patient care.

Performance Measures

During our Bi-annual CPR Certification and the introduction to the Tactical Causality Care Under Fire Course, performance measures were identified to establish a baseline. All of the students and Instructors were given a commercial key chain CPR mask,  Triangle CPR pocket mask and an IntraOral mask.

All participants were asked to perform to standard the techniques to maintain their CPR Certifications with all three of pieces of equipment and participate in a scenario where they were asked to relocate a patient during performing airway management in an active shooter situation. The student was required to drag the patient to a safe area and continue providing rescue breathing. The task, condition and standards were all the same. 88 students were used.

Survey

Each student, after performing the performance measures were asked to complete a (5) five question survey individually. The Survey questions were:

Q: In your opinion, which mask device did you find to be easier and most effective when:
1. Obtaining a seal?
2. Ease of transition from compressions to rescue breathing?
3. Single to double rescuer use?
4. Use with an adult, Child or infant?
5. Moving a patient during a hasty relocation?

Results

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Check Your Privacy Settings

Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr have blurred the lines between what is public and what is private. It is the law that employers cannot judge based off of race, creed, or color. There is no law that says they can choose not to hire you based on a poorly chosen photo on your Facebook page. Yet.

Ten years ago “cyber-bullying” and “sex-ting” didn’t exist. These days a minor can charged with possession and distribution of child pornography for having inappropriate pictures on their phones. Morally a minor should not be sharing inappropriate photos, but is it fair to make them a registered sex offender? Laws are based on social morals and customs. In most of America prostitution is illegal because our country finds it immoral but in other countries it is still widely accepted. Passing laws directly coincide with social outcry. So where does that leave new laws to govern technology today? Cases where social media is at play are being closely watched as the future of law. But the laws are slow to catch up. When new laws take anywhere from a few weeks to never to get passed, how can you arm yourself?

Here are some tips for safe online socializing:
• Treat all posts and pictures as if a future or current employer was watching, because they are
• If you are out with a crowd, be sure you put your drink out of range in a group photo
• Set photo tagging permissions so that you have to approve a photo before it shows on your wall
• Protect your identity by leaving some information off your profile
• Check your online reputation by occasionally using Google
• Publish only positive and informational writings
• Consider separate personal and professional profiles
• If you wouldn’t put it on a post card don’t post it online!

How to keep kids safer:
• Educate them on the dangers of sharing photos with friends
• Ask that if the set up a Facebook account, you be a friend
• Use a monitoring system with younger children
• Educate them on the dangers of online predators
• Teach them online manners, i.e. CAPS IS YELLING
• Game chat rooms are nearly unavoidable with teens, teach them to use good judgment

The bottom line, always act like Grandma can see what you are doing online. If she won’t like it then keep it to yourself. It was almost 300 years after the invention of the printing press that copyright laws were finally passed. The laws are slow to catch up, but you don’t have to be.

Where and How Should I Carry My Tourniquet?

Great article that still has value!

1st Responders Tactical & Safety Training

There are many Law Enforcement agencies throughout our country that  have adopted the Combat Casualty Care concept. These agencies have acknowledged that times are somewhat diffrent and the need to update their training. In many cases, the adoption of this concept initiates at the administrative level and flows down throughout  the agency via memo and policy updates/change.

We all know that, an inherent by-product of this process, is the misinterpretation or  lack of understanding of the changes. For example, when an agency purchases GSW (Gunshot Wound Kit) kits for their personnel, the message needs to be clear that these kits have to be placed in their vehicles in one common location, preferably within arms reach of the driver.

It also has to be clear that the tourniquet should probably be carried on their person and not stowed in the kit, which for the most part will remian in their police vehicle.  So, then the imfanous question arises each and every time. Where and…

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Tacoma police officer killed responding to domestic violence call privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews — PRIVATE OFFICER MEDIA

Tacoma WA Dec 1 2016 A Washington police officer died late Wednesday after being shot several times while responding to a domestic violence call, officials said, adding that the suspect was shot and killed after an 11-hour standoff. Police said rescuers freed a girl and boy who the unidentified gunman had used as human shields…

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