Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Smith applies a tourniquet to an arm of Dep. Brad Nuccio.

Deputies receive tourniquet kits in an effort to save lives

Sixty-five St. Bernard Parish sheriff’s deputies have been issued tourniquet kits and received training in an effort to prevent deaths in severe accidents by stopping uncontrolled bleeding, Sheriff James Pohlmann said. “This has the potential to save a life’ when deputies are called to the scene of an auto accident, a shooting or other type situations in which a victim is bleeding from a wound, Sheriff Pohlmann said. Staff members from the Level 1 Trauma Center at Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans met recently with 65 sheriff’s deputies, who were issued tourniquets and given instructions about their use and importance.
 
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