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by The Annoyed Man
Thu May 03, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Holsters & Accessories
Topic: Medical accessories
Replies: 30
Views: 5169

Re: Medical accessories

crazy2medic wrote:Add several pairs of nitrile gloves! I have worked more MVAs, shootings, stabbings, major trauma in my career, you can go thru gloves quickly, when you realize you need something else out of your kit, need to handle something and you need to remove your bloody gloves, this is when you realize you need another pair! When you take off the bloody gloves, carefully peel off one glove, palm it in the hand that still has the glove on, then pull that glove off and over the one you palmed, done carefully you can remove both gloves without exposer to body fluids!
I must have forgotten to mention it, but my big medical bag does have multiple pairs of gloves.
by The Annoyed Man
Tue May 01, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Holsters & Accessories
Topic: Medical accessories
Replies: 30
Views: 5169

Re: Medical accessories

“Hello 911, please send an ambulance and police to my location at the intersection of X and Y streets. Someone has been shot. I’ll be the old guy with the white beard.” Hang up, and don’t answer when they try to call you back. You’ve just rendered all the medical care necessary to cover your butt, and without placing yourself into unnecessary danger by getting too close to the man you just had to shoot BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO KILL YOU!!!!!

If he WASN’T trying to kill you, then why did you shoot him?

When I go to the range, I’ve always got an IFAK with me, which is fairly well supplied. Included is a SOFTT-W tourniquet, and the same Benchmade Lifehook that SRO1911 mentioned. When I travel by car on road trips, I bring a fully stocked medical bag that would allow my wife and I to render aid to multiple patients with traumatic injuries.

I confess that I don’t have my IFAK with me at all times. It’s a little too bulky to keep on my person. I can see the value of carrying a tourniquet and maybe the Lifehook at all times, and this thread is a reminder to start doing that. But carrying more than that on my person - every minute of the day that I am out and about - just isn’t a very convenient proposition for me. I understand that not having either my IFAK or Medical bag with me reduces my ability to self-aid or render aid to someone else, but that’s a risk I am willing to live with. But out on the open road where a multi-car pileup is a possibility, or at the range where there is a distinct possibility of someone getting shot, it’s not a risk I am willing to live with.

IFAK has, in addition to the above mentioned tourniquet and Lifehook,
  • a Russel chest seal,
  • an Oleas modular bandage,
  • a Quickclot combat gauze,
  • 2 Z-Pack dressings,
  • 3 Celox packets, a triangular bandage sling,
  • a pair of trauma scissors,
  • a pair of blue nytril gloves,
  • a dozen alcohol swabs,
  • and an Adsafe CPR pocket resuscitator mask.
The medical bag contains ALL of the above several times over, plus splints in limb and finger sizes, Kerlix gauze bandages, Ace bandages, sutures and forceps sets, scissors, bottles of electrolyte fluids (can be drunk or can be used as IV in an emergency), Zanfel allergy/bug bite treatment, bottled burn gel, gel burn dressings, multiple sizes of airways, extra tourniquets (ALL SOFTT-W), extra CPR resuscitator masks, extra Russell chest seals, extra gloves, alcohol swabs, etc., etc., etc. It all fills a backpack to nearly bursting.

I reckon that a tourniquet and Lifehook would be easy enough to EDC.

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