- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A northeast Georgia hospital is partnering with sheriff’s deputies to give them first aid kits to treat trauma injuries in the field.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/29k6OlK) that the kits include a tourniquet, dressing, shears, gauze and chest seals. They’re used to treat people with life-threatening wounds during trauma situations.

Athens Regional Medical Center paid the roughly $51,700 with state trauma funds to purchase the kits for Oconee County sheriff’s deputies.

Soon, about 600 kits will be given to law enforcement officers and placed in Oconee County schools.

The newspaper reports that another 200 kits were purchased to sell to Oconee County residents.

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Information from: Athens Banner-Herald, https://www.onlineathens.com

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