POMEROY — Pleasant Valley Hospital and Marshall surgeon Dr. Arthur Fine recently announced the donation of customized trauma kits for the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office.
This donation provides all uniformed sheriff deputies in Meigs County with immediate access to proven life-saving tools.
Each trauma kit is equipped with QuikClot hemostatic combat gauze that is used by soldiers on the battlefield as well as combat application tourniquets, Israeli bandages, chest seals, and other tools that have proven to be life-saving in combat.
“With this generous donation, Meigs County sheriff’s deputies are now supplied with QuikClot hemostatic combat gauze, making the access to these important tools easier and faster than ever before. Deputies in the office completed required training from PVH Marshall surgeon, Dr. Fine, and were assigned a trauma kit. I have no doubt that having hemostatic combat gauze readily available can help us save lives, whether it’s the life of a civilian or the deputy’s own life,” said Keith Wood, Meigs County sheriff.
Dr. Fine agrees that access to these important tools could help deputies make an immediate difference in an emergency before emergency medical service personnel arrive.
“We are very impressed by the Meigs County Sheriff Office members who contacted us to supply trauma kits and training. They stressed how important it is to them to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the safety, health and well-being of the citizens of Meigs County,” Fine said. “And, at PVH we are constantly re-evaluating how that care can be delivered faster and more efficiently, with the highest quality treatments yielding the best results. There is no doubt that access to these important tools could help deputies make an immediate difference.
“Learning from casualty events in our own country, as well as what we’ve learned from treating soldiers on the battlefield, physicians know that the primary cause of preventable death is blood loss and the best way to prevent blood loss is to properly apply pressure and hemostatic combat gauze.”
Information for this article provided by Pleasant Valley Hospital.