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Tragic events show growing need for emergency medical supplies in public places

Eight deaths in a crowd surge at a festival in the U.S. and a knife attack on a train in Germany has highlighted the importance and need for easily accessible medical supplies to be readily available for bystanders to use in public places.

The music fans lost their lives on November 6th during a Travis Scott concert at Astroworld Festival in Houston. The crowd moved closer to the stage, causing panic and injuries, and many fans becoming unconscious, which created additional panic. 

The local fire and rescue service took 17 people to nearby hospitals, with 11 of them in cardiac arrest, fire chief Samuel Pena said.

Mr Pena also stated that hundreds of others were treated, including a child as young as 10, and the show was called off shortly after the crush occurred, calling it a "mass casualty incident".

People were also treated at the scene in a field hospital set up, however, Mr Pena said that while medical units were on the scene, they became "quickly overwhelmed" during the incident.

In Germany, three people travelling on a high-speed ICE train were left seriously injured by a knife attack, the Bavarian Red Cross has said.

The train was traveling between the Bavarian cities of Regensburg and Nuremberg at the time of the attack. Police said one person has been arrested, before adding there was no evidence of other attackers at large.

These tragic events in public places, where members of the public would have found themselves in the role of a zero responder, reinforces the message of the Stop The Bleed campaign which TyTek Medical fully endorses: that bystanders need to become educated, equipped and empowered to help in an emergency before professional help arrives. 

This message is what our team will be endorsing at MEDICA, the world’s leading trade fair, which will take place in the city of Dusseldorf in Germany on November 13th - 18th. 

When it comes to being better equipped in the event of a mass casualty incident, visitors will have exclusive access to our brand-new product: The Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) kit bag.  The MCI bag is essential in places that attract large numbers of people, such as transport hubs or any pre-planned mass gathering event, where there is potential to outstrip on-site resources, like what tragically unfolded at the festival. 

The MCI bag covers every eventuality of a traumatic situation and is basically everything you need to save a life in one unique kit. Categorically, nobody before us in the emergency medical industry has designed a trauma kit that folds out to allow side-by-side working with added extendable floodlights. This unique feature takes care of poor visibility and frees the hands of rescuers while bringing some order to a chaotic situation. 

Each Kit bag is designed to service multiple patients and many of the contents within it are applicable for basic skill level use, especially bleed control.

Come and meet us a MEDICA at Stand J10, Hall 16 to discover more about our new innovation – The MCI Kit bag. Our team will be on hand to demonstrate its unrivalled effectiveness

We’d like to thank Medilink UK and the Department for International Trade (DIT) for their assistance in the build-up to the event.

Sources: Apple News 

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