The Garland Police Department is grateful to Catherine Glenn and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas for donating 35 hemorrhage-control kits that will be placed in each patrol squad vehicle. Each kit contains emergency equipment such as tourniquets, gauze, scissors, splints and goggles. Uncontrolled bleeding from an extremity is the number one preventable cause of trauma deaths. Hemorrhage-control kits can help stabilize traumatic injuries until access to an acute care facility is possible.
“As law enforcement, our job is to protect and serve the residents of Garland,” said Garland Police Officer Josh Wren. “These kits will allow our officers to provide immediate hemorrhage control to those in need.”
“We understand the responsibility of protecting others in the line of duty and are committed to providing access to highly reliable care and outreach to help save the lives of those in the communities we serve,” said Catherine Glenn, B.S.N., R.N., C.E.N., TCRN, injury prevention trauma outreach coordinator at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas.