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Trauma Bandage For EDC

From Kit Up:

“The Flat ETD is packaged in a low cube space, flat folded configuration to reduce its diameter and footprint in kits,” North American Rescue officials maintain. “It consists of a resilient elastic wrap equipped with a sterile non-adherent pad, durable securing device and innovative Quick-Grip Roll Control configuration.”

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Medigel Is Now A Reality: Vetigel

The product is from Suneris:

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K9 Heat Injuries

Know what to do if the worst happens during the hot months.

From The Loadout Room:

It’s no secret that dogs pant to expel heat. So telling you panting is a sign of distress would be absurd. Dogs pant often, without being in distress. So how do you know when it’s an emergency?

Dogs that are being affected by heat will extend their tongues as far out of their mouths as possible, expanding the surface area in order to maximize efficiency of heat expulsion. Oftentimes, dogs that are starting to become affected by heat will outstretch their tongues, with the tip of the tongue expanding at the edges, making the end of the tongue appear wider than the base. As body temperature increases, the edges at the tip of the tongue will curl upwards and many dogs will lift their lips to expose their gums to further facilitate the cooling process. The tongue will begin to turn a deep red or even purple color as the dog succumbs to high temperature.

Read more: http://loadoutroom.com/16521/understanding-heat-injury-k9-athlete/#ixzz3fofYUpuQ

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Earning the Expert Field Medical Badge (EFMB)

Earning the Expert Field Medical Badge

CPT Sarah Cudd from Public Health Command, Fort Knox refuses to give up. Guts, determination and motivation from the crowd get her across the finish line.

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Pocket Med Kits From CLEER Medical

CLEER Medical has two kits that are bare bones med kits:

The EDC Pocket Kit

The Minimalist Pocket Kit

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CDC: Ebola Could Infect A Half Million By January

From Washington Post:

The Ebola epidemic sweeping West Africa could infect up to 500,000 people by the end of January, according to a new estimate under development by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The CDC projection assumes no additional aid by governments and relief agencies. But the United States this week launched a $750 million effort to establish treatment facilities with 1,700 beds in Liberia, the hardest hit country. And the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Thursday to create an emergency medical mission to respond to the outbreak, with an advance team in West Africa by the end of the month.

 

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Chinook Medical IFAK

Chinook IFAK

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Man Charged With Felony for Knife Possession

From The Heritage Foundation:

Eighteen year-old Jordan Wiser is training to be a firefighter. He’s a certified emergency vehicle operator who works as a first responder when he’s not attending high school. And, after just spending 13 days in jail, he’s now facing felony charges for weapons possession.

The weapon? A pocketknife. It was in his EMT vest, and he uses it to cut through seatbelts when he’s practicing saving lives.

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Mystery Ranch Med Packs

Check out the Mystery Ranch IFAK and VLAK

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Medical Packs From First Spear

First Spear

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First Annual Field & Tactical Medicine Conference

For Immediate Release:  December 12, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Caleb Causey, owner and director of training for Arlington, Texas based Lone Star Medics, announced today the first annual “Field and Tactical Medicine Conference.”  The two-day conference will be held March 29-30, 2014 at the MCM Elegante Hotel-Dallas 2330 West Northwest Highway Dallas, Texas 75220.

Over 20 well known instructors in the field and tactical medical training industry will present hands-on instruction in field and tactical medicine.  “The program is structured for the healthcare professional, the public safety officer, and shooting sports enthusiast, as well as the school teacher or lay person who wishes to hone his or her skills in how to respond to medical emergencies,” said Causey.  Each instructor will present at two different levels, the layperson’s level and the healthcare professional’s level.  There are no prerequisites for any conference session.  “Each session will feature hands-on skills practice in life-saving measures that could arise during a disaster, on the athletic field, at an accident site, or in the home,” added Causey.

Who Should Attend:

  • Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians
  • School administrators and teachers
  • Outdoor sports enthusiasts and hunters
  • Citizens with concealed handgun permits
  • Law enforcement
  • Security personnel
  • Parents
  • Military
  • Medical professionals

 

Subjects Covered:

  • Prepper medicine
  • Traumatic head injuries & concussions
  • Identifying & treating common K9 injuries in the field
  • Importance of dental care in the field
  • Environmental emergencies (heat & cold related injuries, altitude sickness)
  • Controlling moderate to severe bleeding using the latest techniques and equipment
  • SCUBA diving and water sports related injuries
  • Surgical airway techniques for maintaining a compromised airway
  • Survival medicine past 48 hours from time of injury
  • Proper mindset and mental preparedness during emergencies
  • Advanced assisted breathing/ventilation techniques
  • Lessons learned during natural disasters
  • Patient movement techniques and maximizing evacuation/transportation assets
  • Medical considerations during active shooter/mass casualty events
  • Differences between EMS and Tactical Medicine for healthcare professionals

 

About the Instructors:

Causey has brought together some of the foremost instructors and professionals for this unique conference event.  With extensive real-life experience and proven teaching skills, these individuals will show conference attendees how to identify and treat immediate life-threatening injuries or illnesses.  In a world that is marked by increasing violence and natural disasters, it pays to be ready, confident, and prepared for emergencies.  This conference will empower attendees to be just that.

For more information, instructor biographies, and registration, visit: http//:www.lonestarmedics.com/tactical-medicine-conf

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ITS Fatboy Medic Pouch – User Review

From: 420ollie at AR15.com

420ollie photographs and reviews the ITS Tactical Fatboy IFAK

ITS Fatboy IFAK

ITS Fatboy IFAK

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Most Transparent Administration in History, Not

From the Committee to Protect Journalists:

Six government employees, plus two contractors including Edward Snowden, have been subjects of felony criminal prosecutions since 2009 under the 1917 Espionage Act, accused of leaking classified information to the press—compared with a total of three such prosecutions in all previous U.S. administrations.

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DARPA Awards Grant to Develop Hemostatic “Bio-foam”

From: MIT

Two liquids that turn into a solid foam after being injected into the body may one day save the lives of injured soldiers and wounded civilians by slowing internal bleeding so that they can make it to a hospital. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded Arsenal Medical a $15.5 million grant in December to further develop the foam technology, which would be delivered to a wounded soldier through the belly button.

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D.A.R.K. Angel Medical Pouch Generation 2

From: The Loadout Room

D.A.R.K. Angel Medical Kit At The Gear Locker, we are always looking for different ways to carry equipment. And, as you can guess, we love to test out the different types of pouches that hold your personal medical gear.  TGL was fortunate enough to be invited to DARK Angel’s 2-Day Tactical First Aid course (which you can read a review of here).  While at the class, I was able to get my hands on one of their D.A.R.K. First Aid Pouches (2nd Generation).  I have to say, it is a very compact kit. About the height of an M4 PMag (Dimensions: 8″ L x 3.5″ W x 2.75″ D Weight: 15.7 oz.) it will fit very nicely on a Plate Carrier, Chest Rig, or Battle Belt.

1″ Medic patch

Trauma shears

CAT

Vacuum-sealed components:

1 pair Nitrile gloves, size Large

1 pair HALO Seals

1x Nasal Airway

1x 4” Israeli Bandage

1x QuikCLot Combat Gauze LE

1x H&H PriMed Compressed Gauze

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