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Wound sealing tech the future of gunshot treatment for cops

Taking the form of a syringe, XStat rapidly deploys a series of small sponge-like discs into the open wound. Each sponge then expands to 10 times its size, plugging the wound and providing necessary compression. XStat sponges are designed to swell to fit the cavity within 20 seconds of contact with blood and shave off several minutes from previous medical applications, according to the company.

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Police programs preventing opiate drug overdose deaths the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Police programs preventing opiate drug overdose deaths

Alarmed by an increase in opiate drug overdose fatalities, officers in some police departments are carrying and administering antidotes on the scene to stem drug deaths in their communities - Full Story

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2 new ways to save your partner (or yourself) from a gunshot wound Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

2 new ways to save your partner (or yourself) from a gunshot wound

Modern training teaches people to stay in the fight, getting the victim to stay operational until the threat is neutralized, but blood loss is more a matter of biology - Full Story

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NY State Police double national average for AED 'saves'

NY State Police double national average for AED 'saves'

"In the last several years, hundreds of New Yorkers who went into sudden cardiac arrest were saved thanks to the training, dedication and quick action of the New York State Police" - Full Story

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1,500 Ind. officers to receive trauma kits

The department raised $150,000 with the help of other organizations so that each officer is equipped with the kits.

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1,500 Ind. officers to receive trauma kits

The department raised $150,000 with the help of other organizations so that each officer is equipped with the kits - Full Story

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Downrange EMS: Critical care when the scene isn't safe

Downrange EMS: Critical care when the scene isn't safe

Although many EMS staff feel we should never operate in an active shooter environment until police have removed the threat, delay places the wounded at greater risk. - Full Story

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Downrange EMS: Critical care when the scene isn't safe Richard Fairburn - Law Enforcement Firearms

Downrange EMS: Critical care when the scene isn't safe

Although many EMS staff feel we should never operate in an active shooter environment until police have removed the threat, delay places the wounded at greater risk - Full Story

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Spanish police apologize for erotic CPR video

People were offended by the "Super Sexy CPR" video, forcing the department to apologize - Full Story



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