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Medical Devices for Mass Casualty & Active Shooter Incidents

A mass casualty incident (MCI), such as an explosion, terrorist incident, accident (plane, bus or train crash), or active shooter situation, almost always involves a large number of casualties and tests the resources of Emergency Medical Services and First Responders.

Not only do First Responders have to triage and treat multiple injuries and traumas in the field, they need to quickly and effectively stabilize victims for transport to hospital. And in some mass casualty situations, especially when an active shooter is involved, First Responders face the danger of injury to themselves as well.

Medical Devices to Support EMS & First Responders in Mass Casualty & Active Shooter Incidents

When responding to mass casualty and active shooter events, Emergency Medical Services and First Responders need the right equipment and medical devices to treat casualties on the scene, and effectively stabilize patients for transport to hospital to ensure they have the best possible chance for a positive outcome.

Pyng Medical develops award-winning Sternal IO, pelvic stabilization and tourniquet medical devices designed and proven to help first responders in mass casualty situations effectively stop blood flow, stabilize pelvic fractures and quickly administer fluids and medications into the blood stream.

All of these devices have been designed to be as compact as possible to fit in vehicles and medical bags, and can be quickly and easily administered or applied by a single responder in the field. In addition, the MATResponder tourniquet is uniquely designed for a First Responder to apply to him or herself to stop blood flow in the event they themselves are injured. 

Recent clinical evidence indicates that the Sternal route for IO improves patient outcomes and the FASTResponder all-in-one Sternal IO device (based on a design used by the US military for more than 13 years) is the best choice for EMS and first responders in the field. 

With easy site location, automatic depth control, and an all-in-one design requiring no batteries, drilling or choosing needles, FASTResponder is always ready to go when you are, and is simple to learn and easy to deploy in the field. In addition, the low profile tubing means your IV is more secure and hard to dislodge during transport.

Designed with a unique pulley system, the compact and lightweight T-PODResponder Pelvic Stabilization device provides even circumferential, symmetrical compression, is one-size-fits-all and can be applied by a single responder in the field.

100% radiolucent, the device can stay on for all radiological procedures including MRI, X-Ray and CAT scans.

The MATResponder Tourniquet is based on the award-winning design of the MAT Tourniquet, which was originally developed to meet the stringent requirements of the Department of Defence, and recommended in three independent military studies. MATResponder can be quickly applied in the field to all limbs with one hand, and features a mechanical ratchet system to provide safe compression in controlled increments.

The MATResponder Elite™ tourniquet includes additional safety features to protect the tourniquet from damage or dislodging in confined spaces or high risk transport situations.