Posts Tagged Medic

GRAPHIC: LVMPD Saves Suspect They Shot With Tourniquet

From BreachBangClear:

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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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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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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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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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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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Spec Ops Medics vs. PETA

SOFREP has a good article about the necessity of live tissue training for medics. They use goats which PETA objects to:

Today, groups like PETA are engaging in political activism to try to shut down LTT in the SOCM school house at Ft. Bragg. This can’t happen. It will literally kill our soldiers. Groups like PETA have convinced certain politicians that the same quality training can be done on mannequins or medical training dummies. This simply is not true. There is nothing more realistic than living flesh and blood.

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Chinook Medical Gear

Chinook Medical Gear has a wide range of products for military/EMT personnel or just the average citizen.

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Special Operations Technologies IFAK

The VIPER Flat IFAK is designed with the soldier in mind and is meant to be worn on the back below the plate carrier.

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Dark Angel Med Kits

Dark Angel Medical is great place to find very basic trauma kits. Their motto is “Simplicity Under Stress”.

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Agilite Injured Personnel Carrier

Agilite Tactical Gear has developed the Injured Personnel Carrier for the Israeli military.

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Medics Learn War Dog 101

From Military Times:

“Canines differ in anatomy and physiology,” the guidelines say. “Knowledge of key differences will assist the physician in resuscitating and stabilizing … prior to transport to veterinary care.”

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Afghanistan’s New Ambulance

There is a new version of the M-ATV, from Oshkosh Defense, deploying to Afghanistan.

From Army.mil:

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has pressed hard for the past two years to bring medical care in Afghanistan in line with what’s available for U.S. troops in Iraq. This includes medevac capabilities that ensure wounded troops get advanced medical care within one hour of their injury, which is a factor that medical experts agree makes a major difference in survival rates.

…developed in cooperation with the mine-resistant, ambush-protected, all-terrain-vehicle program office, is an M-ATV-like ambulance specifically designed to traverse Afghanistan’s demanding terrain. The first 250 are scheduled to go into production this summer and are expected to be fielded this fall, Lee reported.

Unlike the mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, ambulances in Afghanistan that were designed to operate in Iraq, the M-ATV-like versions are being built from the ground up for conditions in Afghanistan. They have improved suspension systems and offer more mobility and speed than the MRAP models.

Additional coverage at Wired’s Danger Room

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Medicine Under Fire

From: Mil-Spec Monkey

Lone Star Medics – Medicine X

Medicine XI’ve taken a grab bag of Tac classes and pretty much all of them were primarily about putting holes in bad guys, so I got to thinking diversifying a little bit with a medic class would be a good idea. No one really likes to think about themselves or their buddies getting seriously injured, but when the time comes, wishing it away is not going to do a lot of good. Thus getting a least some sort of basic medical education can go a long way which will be helpful outside of tactical situations as well. Having first met up with Lone Star Medics at Shotshow, I jumped at the offer to check out one of their classes this summer. Although I’m decent with a gun, my medical skill didn’t go too far past Band-Aids and fortunately the 2 day Medicine-X class fits that skill level quite well.

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