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Re: 05-October: MEDICAL Training/TFR Trauma First Response

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 1:17 pm
by RoyGBiv
We had an even dozen people show up for class, one gal from as far away as Houston.!
(I hope she made it home safely, that's a long day)

I've received mostly positive feedback about the class and I, too, felt it was a good use of my time and money. As it turned out, the class was mostly lecture with some good ad-hoc hands on late in the day, covering basic CPR with an opportunity to try out some airway management appliances. My only small criticism would be that I would have liked to have some additional hands-on time with dressings, tourniquets and such. I've thankfully never had the need to apply a pressure bandage, etc.. If the class is done again I'd work with them specifically on adding this to the class. I've already given them that feedback.

On the plus side I thought the instructor was excellent (although a bit sleepy, coming off a 12 hour graveyard shift). I thought he covered the material at a manageable level (most everyone in the class had only basic First Aid/CPR), without "dumbing it down" too far or going over anyones head. Clearly the guy knew his stuff. I would not hesitate to take another class he was instructing.

"Serious Student" (from pistol-forum.com) passed along a link for an online purchase of the full PHTLS book for $1.99 plus shipping (shipping was $3.99 for me, total $6.47 including tax, shipped). The class we took was TFR, which is a subset of PHTLS. For such a low price, you get the full PHTLS text. Easy decision. Here's the link.... Thanks to Serious Student. LINK.

SS is also working on a "bullet card"... A summary of critical points to keep handy (maybe laminate and keep together with a basic trauma kit?). As soon as that's available I'll post here and let you know how to get a copy.

If you're ever looking for an interesting place to eat near Berry St and I-35W, I enjoyed Angie's Bikkles. Very nice lady running the place. She was happy to have us and I can vouch that the goat curry and oxtails are both excellent.

Thanks again to everyone who attended.!

Re: 05-October: MEDICAL Training/TFR Trauma First Response

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:55 pm
by 74novaman
RoyGBiv wrote:SS is also working on a "bullet card"... A summary of critical points to keep handy (maybe laminate and keep together with a basic trauma kit?). As soon as that's available I'll post here and let you know how to get a copy.


Brilliant idea and I look forward to seeing the results.

Re: 05-October: MEDICAL Training/TFR Trauma First Response

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:03 pm
by superchief