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EPD SWAT Team attends tactical medical training

EPD SWAT Team attends tactical medical training

Bill Stephens

April 21st, 2016



In many high risk situations, the first emergency workers to encounter injured civilians are police officers. With that in mind, the EPD SWAT Team attended Tactical Medical training this week. The training included bleeding control using tourniquets and bandaging for self-aid and aid to others, the importance of establishing and maintaining airway, using chest seals for victims with penetrating wounds to the chest, preventing and treating patients that are in shock, and evacuating patients from the HOT zone to the casualty collection point where EMS would be staged.
EPD Officers Lenny Reed and Ryan Winters were the instructors for this training. They recently returned from Cypress Creek EMS in Spring Texas where they provided medical training for officers from around the country.
As the role of police officers evolves, so does our training. We are proud to play an active role in educating officers and preparing them to be ‪#‎WarriorHealers‬. #CCEMS.COM

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