(Newswire.net -- April 20, 2017) Woodbridge, Virginia -- A recent bill was passed in New Mexico that will ensure all law enforcement officers are provided with tourniquets and trauma kits. Governor Susana Martinez signed House Bill 9 into law, adding onto the Law Enforcement Training Act, will ensure the training and materials needed by law enforcement officers to prevent excessive bleeding and to respond to trauma situations.
“Public safety and the safety of our law enforcement officers are a top priority for House Democrats,” House Speaker Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) said. “What we have accomplished today by providing law enforcement officers with life-saving tourniquets and training will help safeguard the lives of our law enforcement officers, who place their lives in danger every day for the safety and well-being of our communities.”
The Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/) offers tourniquet application training, in addition to many types of first aid and CPR training classes. When booking a first aid course, ensure it is offered through the Red Cross, or a Red Cross approved affiliate, as they will offer the most up-to-date methods and information.
1. This one has slightly larger grooves for snatching up the tension rod. I do like the larger grooves and it let me snap the rod into place easier.
2. This one has a red end where my issued one has a black end. It's easier to locate the end due to the color.
3. This one has a white cloth that velcros the tension rod in place. It also has the word time on it. You are supposed to put the time of the tourniquet on the patient as you can't have a tourniquet on for a long period of time.
Overall, I would say it's a good product and those three improvements I noticed make this a good upgrade to my issued tourniquet."
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