Drones carrying heart defibrillators (AED's) help bystanders revive people stricken by cardiac arrest have proven to save lives in the field.
Researchers tested the idea and found drones arrived at the scene of 18 cardiac arrests within about 5 minutes of launch. That was almost 17 minutes faster on average than ambulances that is a big deal for a condition where minutes mean life or death.
Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death worldwide, killing more than 6 million people each year. Most happen at home or in other nonmedical settings and most patients don't survive.
"Ninety percent of people who collapse outside of a hospital don't make it. This is a crisis and it's time we do something different to address it," said Yancy, cardiology chief at Northwestern University's medical school in Chicago.
The researchers reached the same conclusion after analyzing cardiac arrest data in Sweden, focusing on towns near Stockholm that don't have enough emergency medical resources or air support to serve summer vacationers or traffic conditions prevent quick response. The analysis found an emergency response time of almost 30 minutes and a survival rate of zero
TACTICAL MEDICAL RESPONSE KITS, Tourniquets and TRUMA KITS
What happens after the "RUN-HIDE-FIGHT"?
Kernan Systems provides Tactical 1st Aid training for the non-medically trained people. These skills can be used to treat injury caused by workplace violence, accidents or Active Shooters.
Drones carrying First Responder Kits with turniquets help bystanders stop the bleed and treat of other major trauma saving lives in the field.
The TRAMEDIC™ Difference
In today’s world you never know when a serious injury will occur. Being prepared for when it happens doesn’t have to be scary, overly expensive or difficult to manage. The goal of TRAMEDIC™ and Kernan Systems is to place real life-saving treatments in regular people’s hands because sometimes injuries are so serious you don’t have time to wait for help. TRAMEDIC™ accomplishes this by incorporating a mix of intuitive products, simple instructions and effective training videos to ensure you and your organization are prepared for the worst.
When you open a TRAMEDIC™ kit, you won’t find a box full of Bandaids® and a claim that the kit can treat 50 people. You will find top quality life-saving devices that are simple and effective in buying time for critically injured people: Items like a tourniquet used by soldiers to stop severe bleeding, bandages to cover serious cuts and dressings to treat someone that is badly burned - truly life saving devices that can easily be used with minimal instructions. Just because we take care of the big stuff doesn’t mean we don’t help you with the little things. There is also a sub-kit for treating minor things such as scrapes and removing splinters in every TRAMEDIC™ kit.
The TRAMEDIC™ CABINET KIT is designed for use in industrial facilities, educational facilities, sporting venues, and areas where a larger number of people are present. It is slightly smaller than our larger Wall Mounted Kit and is housed in a wall-mounted case. They can be locked or integrated into your current alarm system. The removable soft case has a top-mounted easy-carry handle. Each kit arrives with our individual sub kits and are easily identifiable by number, color code, text, or icons. The kits are also bilingual with English text prominently displayed and supported by Spanish sub-titles. The center of the TRAMEDIC™ system is the removable decision tree, or flowchart, that is attached to the center of the soft case. This chart is your guide to prioritizing treatments and selecting which kit to use in a given situation. The back side of the chart, printed with high visibility yellow and the word casualty, can be used as a signal or marker to guide rescue personnel to those in the greatest need of help.
All sub kits contain individual instructions for the included components both by text and graphics. The instructions also prioritize the component to be used first in the kit, and each component is marked to clearly link to the corresponding instruction. By bringing the instructions down to the simplest level possible, the number of potential effective responders is greatly increased. With the Tramedic™ Cabinet Kit, you will receive 3 licenses to our training portal, where videos detail the components of each sub kit. Designed to be viewed by users of all ages, these videos are not only informative and educational, but they could save a life.
Access to the training site allows facility training managers to assign videos to personnel and staff as well as track their progress.
Another way we work to make your life easier is by providing kit tracking for product expiration dates.
We maintain a log of the components used to pack your individual kit. As long as the original seal is on the kit, we can track and notify you of any product that is approaching expiration and needs to be replaced.
With a clean design, the kit will be noticeable enough to locate in an emergency,but won’t interfere with the overall feel of the structure.
Every kit and sub-kit includes a detailed set of instructions. TRAMEDIC™ doesn’t just tell you how to use the product; it tells you when to use the product. A color coded flow chart leads you to the proper kit ensuring the most life threatening injuries are treated first. Once the sub-kit is open, individual component instructions are matched to the product by color and number, guiding you step by step through the treatment process without having to flip through the pages of a book.
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
We all know this is serious stuff, but by offering online training videos in a format that you can watch with people of all ages takes the edge off and allows you to educate the most squeamish or sensitive members of your staff, family or organization. The online training site also provides the ability to assign videos to individuals and to track their progress on a training manager dashboard. This greatly reduces the workload on an organization’s safety manager and simplifies the implementation process.
Since conducting inventory and tracking numerous small items is such a tedious task, we decided we would do this for you. For a small fee, TRAMEDIC™ will track every item in your kit by lot number and expiration date and we will send you an email notification when you have something that is about to expire. You also have the option of doing this on your own if you decide it is something you would like to have, but don’t want to pay us to do it for you.
We also took steps to ensure you will know if someone has tampered with your kit. Serial numbered tamper evident seals are used on the closure mechanism of TRAMEDIC™ kits. If someone opens a kit to take a Band-Aid. you will know.
No one scenario is alike and when an accident happens the severity can range across the board. Having the tools and training to effectively respond to almost any incident is the difference between first aid and truly effective first aid.
That is the TRAMEDIC™ Difference.