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July262016

PerSys Medical partners with M.A.S. Med Global Ltd.

First Care Products Ltd. (a portfolio company of Persys Medical) announced the completion of a partnership agreement with M.A.S. Med Global Ltd., to develop and manufacture the ADAM Tourniquet, the first fully automated pneumatic tourniquet.

The ADAM Tourniquet combines state-of-the-art technology with pneumatics to create the first smart tourniquet. With a simple one-handed operation, it is applied, locked, and activated. A self-regulating valve controls the device’s pneumatic component, which inflates the tourniquet maintaining an optimal pressure for vascular occlusion. The ADAM Tourniquet communicates with hospital systems by wirelessly transmitting the patient’s vital signs and location.

For additional details, view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UUou8nu36o

“With the increasing global demand for bleeding control solutions for a wider range of caregivers, we expect the ADAM tourniquet system to become a key device in the field of trauma injuries. The ADAM tourniquet’s innovative features coupled with its ease of use, make it an optimal choice for law enforcement, the military, rescue agencies, public facilities, and more.” – Roee Madai, Chief Executive Office of First Care Products and Managing Director of PerSys Medical International.

“Emergency events such as automobile accidents, natural disasters, and terror attacks may happen in our daily life. The first responder in these emergency situations might be a non-professional bystander in the area. If available, a simple device to control bleeding can be a lifesaver. The ADAM Tourniquet is an intelligent device, which can easily be used by trained first responders as well as untrained civilians to save lives.” – Professor Gad Shaked, a Military Physician and Head of Trauma department at Soroka Hospital (Be’er-Sheva, Israel).

About PerSys Medical and First Care Products Ltd.

PerSys Medical is a Texas based medical device company, a global provider of innovations designed for Emergency Medicine personnel, serving hospitals, military, first responders and law-enforcement markets since the mid-90s. The company’s commitment to research and development has brought to market innovations in intraosseous vascular access, hemorrhage control, and hypothermia solutions. With a strong corporate brand and a superior product, Persys Medical maintains a worldwide network of distributors and representatives serving more than 60 countries.

First Care Products Ltd. is part of the company portfolio of Persys Medical which also includes WaisMed Ltd. and Blizzard Protection Systems Ltd. First Care Products Ltd. leads the industry in hemorrhage control products used in medical emergencies. Their most renowned product, the Emergency Bandage aka ‘the Israeli Bandage’, has become an integral component of emergency hemorrhage control and wound treatment. The Emergency Bandage, available in many versions, has proven to be reliable and effective both in the combat clinical setting and in the first responders sector.

For more information, visit: http://www.ps-med.com/

About M.A.S. Med Global Ltd.

M.A.S. Med Global Ltd. is a new and dynamic company with a mission to create cutting-edge medical devices. Together with its professional consulting team, MMG has developed an innovative pneumatic tourniquet that will provide the most appropriate medical response in the field and beyond.

Press Release: PM MAS Partnership Press Release 2016-07-26

May102016

Emergency Bandage Credited in Saving Gunshot Victim in Norman, OK

A quick thinking Norman police officer uses the Emergency Bandage to suppress bleeding and help save the life of a gunshot victim.

Oklahoma’s News Channel 4 reported on Sgt. Marcus Savage of the City of Normal Policy Department utilizing his provided Emergency Bandage to attend to a gunshot victim’s neck wound. “… Savage said he was able to suppress the victim’s bleeding with a special bandage that was recently put in every Norman officer’s car.”

Source: “I did almost certainly die,” Norman police officer helps save shooting victim with special bandage

May202016

PerSys Medical Showcases NIO at SOMA Cadaver Lab

At the 2015 SOMA Symposium, PerSys Medical held a cadaver lab in support of several products, primarily the NIO intraosseous device. The lab was a unique opportunity which gave participants hands-on experience with several different devices at once, with the knowledge and support of a clinical team ready to clarify confusion and answer questions. Feedback from participants was entirely positive.

Many individuals expressed the vitality of actually deploying the NIO into a cadaver, rather than using training tools, noting the importance of the hands-on cadaver experience. Across the board, participants felt the NIO was quick, easy, and very intuitive. In addition to the NIO, participants had the opportunity to use other products such as the Pocket BVM, Grip-ET, and the SOS Chest Seal. Overall, the SOMA cadaver lab was a very educational, eye-opening experience, leaving participants with a very positive impression of the NIO.

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November252015

Tourniquet Use Urged in Public-Safety Push

In an effort to reduce the number of fatalities from mass casualty events, the White House Administration is leading a campaign to make emergency kits stocked with tourniquets and other hemorrhage control equipment, as commonplace as heart defibrillators (AEDs) in U.S. schools, airports, stadiums, and other public places. PerSys Medical recommends all public facilities contain some form of hemorrhage control, even for civilian and first responders.

PHOTO: JAKE MAY/ASSOCIATED PRESS

Recently, Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina placed over 150 hemorrhage control kits – which include tourniquets – throughout terminals, baggage claim, and security checkpoints. Similarly, schools in Wisconsin, Illinois, and New York have placed tourniquets in classrooms and school offices, and provided training for teachers and nurses on proper tourniquets usage.

The White House sees this as a public-education campaign, similar to efforts persuading civilians to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation. At present, the hemorrhage control kit campaign is in its infancy, however, the ultimate goal is for tourniquet use and public availability to become as commonplace and heart defibrillators.

Courtesy Wall Street Journal

October132015

Blizzard Survival™ Blanket in Action on Helimeds

The Blizzard Survival™ Blanket was shown in action on a recent airing of Helimeds, a Welsh television program which follows the life saving work of Wales Air Ambulance helicopter crews. The blanket’s versatility was put on display, as it was used to stabilize a victim of head trauma, rather than traditional hypothermia.

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Hypothermia – More Than Just Cold Weather

The critical incident begins around the 12 minute mark, as a young man slips into shock after suffering head trauma and blood loss due to electrocution, rendering his body unable to regulate its core temperature. Recognizing this life threatening condition, the Air Ambulance crew cocoons him in a Blizzard Survival Blanket in an effort to maintain his core body temperate and prevent the onset of trauma-induced hypothermia.

Powered by Reflexcell™

Equipped with Reflexcell technology which traps warm air within its metalized cellular network, Blizzard Survival Blankets are over 400% warmer than blankets made of synthetic material and 150% warmer than down-insulated garments and bags. Blizzard Survival products are the most effective and direct route for patient stabilization and, as evidenced by this episode of Helimeds, serve a life saving function beyond traditional hypothermia.

September32015

The PerSys S.O.S. – Compact without the compromise

Introducing the PerSys S.O.S.™, an advanced occlusive dressing developed for the treatment of open chest wounds and for the prevention of tension pneumothorax.

Small in size, secure in strength

The PerSys S.O.S.™ utilizes an ultra-strong, medical-grade hydrogel adhesive which clings to skin despite blood, sweat, hair, sand, or water. The dressing’s four vent design allows for one-way airflow out of the chest cavity during exhalation, while preventing airflow into the chest cavity during inhalation.


Unlike more complicated “valve systems” which are prone to clogging, the rugged simplicity of the S.O.S. stands up to water, sand, mud, debris, and bodily fluids. The dressing’s compact packaging and 3 year shelf life make it an ideal component of any kit.

To learn more about the PerSys S.O.S., see the product page on the PerSys Medical Website. Further inquiries may be sent to info@ps-med.com.

June252015

PerSys Medical Releases the 4BC Kit

Over 35% of pre-hospital deaths and at least half of traumatic deaths within 24 hours of hospitalization are due to blood loss. Most of these cases are potentially preventable. Advanced emergency services could support casualties in these situations and save many lives, but, unfortunately, a professional caregiver might not get to a casualty on time. For instance, a person after a car crash, trapped and heavily bleeding, would need aid in the first few critical minutes; without proper immediate care, this person could die before an ambulance arrives.

Introducing the 4BC Kit

The 4BC Kit is ideal for law enforcement personnel for self-aid or buddy aid or for situations in which the police are the first responders, like in most accidents or violent events. In such cases, the police can control a victim’s bleeding until the EMS services get there without wasting valuable time. Paramedics may and most likely arrive promptly to a scene, but lives can be saved in those critical minutes leading up to their arrival.

The kit includes four essential items for the treatment and stopping of bleeding: a tourniquet, a hemostatic gauze, an Emergency Bandage®, and gloves. These items have proven to be very effective in controlling and stopping heavy bleeding and have been used by soldiers on the battlefield and by EMS personnel. Now, the 4BC Kit offers lifesaving equipment to anyone, not just EMS personnel.

Simply Designed for Immediate Use

The 4BC Kit, with its compact size and easy to follow instructions, is the optimal solution for every law enforcement officer faced with an emergency medical situation involving blood loss. By creating a packaging based solution that is much more friendly and practical to the user, we can help everyone save lives.

To learn more about the 4BC Kit, see the 4BC Kit page on the PerSys Medical Website. Further inquiries may be sent to info@ps-med.com.

April292015

Texas Tactical Paramedics Play a Vital Role

The advances in battlefield medicine in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past decade have begun to make their way to the law enforcement and police personnel who protect the US homeland. PerSys Medical has been proud to develop medical kits for the Texas Chief of Police Association as well as multiple other Law Enforcement and Tactical EMS units. Our WoundStop line of products was designed to provide police and EMS personnel with a cost effective bandage with the same capability of those found on the battlefield, based on the award-winning Emergency Bandage® pressure bandages.

In a recent article on Officer.com, the Corpus Christi Tactical EMS team describes the foundation of their group and the need for combat care in the United States.

The group of paramedics was assembled in 1998 to aid a critical need for timely responses to personnel injured on the job, battalion chief Mickie Flores said.

The standby medics are a key component to a response system that this year saved a police officer’s life.

Valdez and firefighter Randy Lopez were honored for their roles in a Feb. 19 raid during which three officers were shot. Officer Andrew Jordan was the most critically injured.

Valdez received the department’s Medal of Honor — the highest award given to a survivor of a hostile encounter — for leaving a safe coverage area to help Jordan when bullets pierced his leg and forearm during the narcotics raid.

Lopez, 32, received the life saving award for getting Jordan to an ambulance within three minutes of being shot.

And much like his career shift 11 years ago, Valdez said his and Lopez’s presence at the raid was not planned.

Tactical EMS members are on call during days off from the department. They are rarely called into action when working a firefighter shift, but Feb. 19 was an exception as both were on the schedule.

Texas Tactical Paramedics Play a Vital Role, April 15th 2015, Corpus Christi Caller-Times via Officer.com

PerSys Medical manufacturers and sells a large line of hemorrhage control bandages, including The Emergency Bandage, as well as various medical kits designed for first-responders and gunshot trauma.

April292015

Are U.S. Soldiers Dying From Survivable Wounds?

In a recent report by The Wall Street Journal, the pace at which modern combat casualty care is advancing was called into question. In a 2012 study by Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, the study concluded that conventional forces may experience increased casualties and preventable deaths as compared to special forces. The Army Rangers special forces adopted The Emergency Bandage by PerSys Medical in 2001, becoming the standard for care in 2002.

Nearly a quarter of Americans killed in action over 10 years—almost 1,000 men and women—died of wounds they could potentially have survived. In nine out of 10 cases, troops bled to death from wounds that might have been stanched. In 8%, soldiers succumbed to airway damage that better care might have controlled. “Obviously one death or one bad outcome is too many, but there are a lot of them,” said one of the researchers, John Holcomb, a former commander of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research.

Indeed, a new internal report concluded that the military still hasn’t fully adopted battlefield aid techniques that could have kept many wounded men alive in Afghanistan. Some of those techniques have been used to great effect—often with little extra cost—by elite commando units, such as the Army Rangers, for more than a decade, say active-duty and retired military trauma specialists.

Wall Street Journal: Are U.S. Soldiers Dying From Survivable Wounds?

With a wide range of pressure bandages and hemorrhage control products, PerSys Medical is committed to helping stop preventable deaths due to bleeding. As the premiere product of the industry, the Emergency Bandage has revolutionized combat care and continues to grow in adoption around the world.

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March302015

Intraosseous Devices Sees Use in Ebola Cases

Ebola is one of the world’s biggest viral threat since the AIDS epidemic hit in the early 1980s, likely affecting over 25,000 people1. However, the battle against Ebola is being won as more and more caretakers have been placed in regions of Africa such as Sierra Leone and Liberia to treat patients. One of the biggest complications associated with treating Ebola is fluid loss due to fever, diarrhea and vomiting. Methods of care have necessitated distributing fluids to patients to deliver antibiotics, antimaliarial treatments, as well as vitamin and mineral replacements. Just recently, Parthers in Health (PIH), an international healthcare organization, was deployed in Port Loko in Sierra Leone and placed what may be the first intraosseous line in the history of Ebola treatment and saved the life of an infant girl named Jariatu2. This marks a turning point and medical breakthrough for the future of Ebola treatment.

Since achieving an IV line isn’t always an option, the intraosseous route (through the bone marrow) offers an alternative solution to delivering fluids to Ebola patients. The story of Jariatu is one of hopefully many more survival stories to come and demonstrates the need for healthcare workers to have the right tools and strategies for caring for the victims of this life-threating disease. PerSys Medical offers the NIO, a safe, easy to use intraosseous infusion device that effectively facilitates the delivery of fluid and drugs to the bone marrow, as an alternative option when the intravenous route is inaccessible. Research has proven the NIO to be up to 98% effective with an extensive focus on consistent application and ease-of-use. PerSys Medical joins the fight in the battle against Ebola with the hope of saving more lives and tackling one of the world’s deadliest diseases.

For more information on the NIO, visit www.nio-pm.com

References

  1. World Health Organization: Ebola data and statistics
  2. Denver Post: Ebola battle is not over