Great response to TyTek's trauma response system
TyTek were invited to showcase Ptensys the latest innovation in mass casualty incident care at the Houses of Parliament. The exhibition was part of the 'Made in the Black Country' expo, organised by the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Amongst the visitors was Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson (pictured between TyTek's James Tyler and Matt Eccles). He was very interested in the development of this innovation and enthused: "We absolutely need this."
He saw how Ptensys - a customised system will help organisations to act quickly to give life-saving care to their patrons while waiting for the emergency services to arrive. In addition the cache of supplies are also in situ when the prehospital providers arrive
Company President, Chris Tyler said: "The mass casualty incidents that we are seeing across the globe are appalling and sadly innocent people are losing their lives as a result of military style injuries.
"It was interesting to hear the views of a retired military first responder interviewed by National Public Radio, who was on the scene in Las Vegas. He was taking victims to where ambulances should have been, but with the area in lockdown the emergency services were denied access.
"We're by no means criticising that protocol, it is in place both sides of the Atlantic and for very good reason. However, it must be incredibly frustrating for first responders in that situation - who may only be yards away yet still unable to use their fortitude and training to save lives.
"Defibrillators are placed in many venues as standard. We believe having Ptensys in situ in sports stadia, transport hubs, entertainment venues, malls and hotel chains should be equally valid, given that it contains everything you need to keep people alive in those crucial first ten minutes.
"Our aim is to prepare businesses and their customers for the very worst of circumstances, our hope is that they will never have to use it."