Discussion in 'Wilderness and Tactical Healthcare Management' started by Outlander, Sep 9, 2016.
Is that the ITS FAT BOY pouch????
It's the Vanquest FAT pack.
Looks like Vanquest copied the ITS pack.
I have a large home supply and we have some folks with training in our "if" group. I don't have much in training personally but I can handle a "bad" injury at least to the point of stabilizing I'm hoping (only had so many pop quizzes) my hope is emergency services will still be in operation. I keep a small kit designed for "bleeding" at all times Quik clot etc.. My wife requires anti coagulants so I also keep some vitamin K. I've picked up a few pointers along the way but again no expert. I use a coopers steadfast for my EDC pack kit. I like it but I need better quantity management at the least. I suppose my hope is that I never really have to use it.
I always try to get in on these threads were the folks you can learn something from sacrifice a bit of time to toss out a little FYI. Thanks to you guys.
Careful with the Vitamin K. It's not an antidote, or reversal agent for coumadin therapy as so many incorrectly believe and you can kill a person giving it improperly.
Roger that I got it from the doctor as a over the phone on hand prescription. It's only ever happened 2 times but due to an interaction the PT# was well over 20 in respective terms. But in general your advice is good. Don't play doctor if you don't know what the f*** your doing. Thanks for taking the time to kick in on these topics @Joelski
I did design it. Need to make some changes, the elastic webbing mloops need to be a little smaller.
Exactly, no one has ever heard of protamine sulfate.
Another thing to keep in mind with "QuikClot" type products is there are different kinds. QuikClot uses kaolin with works with the body's natural clotting cascade (Factor VII, I believe), and this is ineffective on people that are on coumadin/warfarin therapy. There are other brands, such as Celox that forms a mucous-like gel when it comes into contact with blood, and doesn't modify the clotting cascade in any way. Something to keep in mind, especially if your wife is on these medications.
Thanks, yes I have the Celox also I keep both. I originally did not know that about the quikclot but when I switched pharmacies sometime back on putting in an order they informed me. So we adjusted the load
Thank Uncle Hugh the next time you see him.
Not quite in fitting with the grab bag, EDC or truck kit, but this is the current set-up i'm using at work.
It might be a bit overkill for personal use, but hopefully it offers some ideas of kit and layout for anyone looking to make up their own kit.
O2 Cylinder and Sleeve
Tough Cut Scissors
Adult 98% Oxygen mask
Child 98% Oxygen mask
Adult 28% Oxygen mask
Adult 40% Oxygen mask
OP Airway - Size 1 (White)
OP Airway - Size 2 (Green)
OP Airway - Size 3 (Orange)
OP Airway - Size 4 (Red)
NP Airway - Size 6
NP Airway - Size 7
Lubricating jelly sachet (5gm)
Disposable face shield
Clinicial Waste Disposal Bags
Universal Wipes (Pack)
Hand Sanitizer (Small Bottle)
Disposable Examination Glove
Instant Ice Pack
Burns Gel (120ml Bottle)
Face Mask Burns Dressing
Dual Head Stethoscope
Pulse Oximeter and Cover
Digital Infrared Thermometer
Peak Flow Meter (x2 Adult, x1 Child mouthpiece)
Adult Nebuliser Mask
Child Nebuliser Mask
Prometheus Russell Chest Seal
Blast Bandage (Dark Brown)
Olaes Modular Bandage (Light Brown)
Saline Solution Pod 20ml
Ambulance Dressing No. 3
Eye Pad Dressing
Low Adherant Dressing Pad
Alcohol Free Wipes
Microporous Tape (roll)
Plasters (assorted pack)
Saline Solution Pod 20ml
^ those small marked black pouches.....are those waterproof? Brand?
If you're talking about the small marked green pouches I posted, no.
They have big chunky zips so that they are durable and don't jam easily. However, they do hold up well in the rain and the backpack it's self does well in a rain shower.
But they weren't spec'd to be waterproof, the zip is the only thing that lets water by.
These are bespoke backpacks, I'm sure you could find companies who sell a similar product online.
Hoping to bring this thread back to life Looking at update most of my First Aid kits and love this thread for ideas!
Here is a kit I made this weekend . I wanted a vehicle kit that was modular. I still need to add some components that are on order, burn dressings and a SWAT T . Any thoughts @DYSPHORIC JOY .
That's a slick looking setup, where'd you get that setup? I like how everything's labeled.
I made it. I sew a little as a hobby. My wife made the labels on her Cricut.
Excellent work @mikea. With your experience, I am sure there is a chest dart in there. Do you have any Tetracaine and Fluorescein since this is a pretty comprehensive set-up? Ring cutter?
Chest dart, yes. No rx meds. Never thought about the ring cutter which I will be adding now.