Welcome back to our blog, everyone.
In our last post, we told you we would be introducing Dr. Maurizio Miglietta, the renowned trauma surgeon who designed our versatile, life-saving packs beginning in 2007.
Almost any biography you find on him will tell you that he survived a jetliner crash at one, he was run over by a car at eight, and, at 10, he escaped unhurt when a gas stove exploded, badly burning another boy.
‘I was destined for a career in emergencies,’ says Dr. Miglietta.
And preparing us for them is exactly what he has done.
Miglietta also serves as police surgeon for the Secret Service’s New York field office, which became the impetus Tactical Medical Packs.
A Secret Service agent approached Miglietta to develop a medical kit he could carry in his suit pocket for use in worst-case scenarios, and Miglietta, understanding the value of immediate medical attention, responded by creating a prototype of what would become the TAC-PACK— complete with a CPR micro-shield, bandages, gauze, tape, abdominal pad, respirator mask, occlusive dressing, and latex-free gloves.
There are now six trauma packs available for groups ranging from military personnel to law enforcement agencies to outdoor sports enthusiasts. These pocket-sized packs have been sold around the world.
“I felt it was my responsibility as a physician to always be prepared,” he says. “If something happens in front of me, everything I need to save someone’s life is in my pocket. There’s no excuse not to carry it.”
Want to know more about Dr. Maurizio Miglietta? Read this Crain’s New York Business 40 under Forty article.