Why Belts Make for Crappy Tourniquets

Why Belts Make for Crappy Tourniquets

Have you seen this in a movie? Well, it doesn't work as well as you might think. Here are some reasons why.

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CAT Tourniquet

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Wind River Trauma and First-Aid Kit

The Wind River Trauma and First-Aid Kit

WARNING GRAPHIC: Trauma Medicine of Kenosha Shooting

WARNING GRAPHIC: Trauma Medicine of Kenosha Shooting

There isn't a lot you can do for a head injury like the one we saw in this video. Either the wound is bad enough the casualty dies, or it's not and they're able to make to the hospital.

Never apply direct pressure to a head wound if you suspect fractures because you could push sharp bone fragments into the brain, causing further damage.

The only other things you can do for the casualty is try to stabilize the spine to prevent additional injury, and call 911.

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WARNING GRAPHIC: Will QuikClot Burn You?

WARNING GRAPHIC: Will QuikClot Burn You?

I go over some videos that are a little rough, so skip this one if you're sensitive to Marines and pigs getting hurt.

Our newest med kit has released! Check out the The Wind River Trauma and First-Aid Kit.
It comes fully stocked with non-exothermic reactive (won't burn you) QuikClot Gauze.

The Wind River Trauma and First-Aid Kit

The videos I used for this discussion are linked below:

Test of QuikClot® hemostasis agent on a live pig

Quick Clot Burns, Old Stuff

Aplikace combat gauze v boji

Carry Some Shears!
https://www.mountainmanmedical.com/product-category/components/cutting-tools/

QuikClot Gauze

QuikClot Bleeding Control Dressing

Gauze
https://www.mountainmanmedical.com/product-category/components/gauze/

Pressure Dressings
https://www.mountainmanmedical.com/product-category/components/bandages/

New Kit! The Wind River Trauma and First-Aid Kit

New Kit! The Wind River Trauma and First-Aid Kit

The Wind River Kit is named for the Wind River mountain range and the Wind River which is part of the Bighorn river system in Wyoming. A lesser-known but historically significant mountain range and river used by the trappers and mountain man of the 1800s.

The Wind River Kit is designed for someone who may need to treat multiple casualties or may be further away from traditional EMS and medical services. The Wind River is ideal for:

Firearm Instructors
Gun Ranges
A comprehensive trauma and first aid kit to keep in a vehicle
Law Enforcement Patrol Officers
Small venues such as small churches, retail operations, small businesses, warehouses, etc.

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The Wind River Trauma and First-Aid Kit

The Wind River Trauma and First-Aid Kit

Contents Include:

The Osprey Molle Pouch with First Aid Red Cross Velcro Patch

Osprey Molle Tactical Pouch

2x North American Rescue C-A-T Tourniquets

NAR Combat Application Tourniquet C-A-T

1x SWAT-T Tourniquet

SWAT-T Tourniquet

1x North American Rescue 4″ Mini Emergency Trauma Dressing

NAR Mini Responder 4in ETD

1x Dynarex 4″ “Israeli Style” High-Pressure Dressing

Emergency Pressure Bandage (Israeli Style) by Dynarex

4x Pairs of Black Nitrile Gloves

Nitrile Black Professional Grade Medical Pair of Gloves – 2 Pack

1x Compact Trauma Shears

Medical Trauma Shears – 2 Pack

1x North American Rescue Hyfin Compact Twin Pack Chest Seals

HyFin Vent Compact Chest Seal Twin Pack

1x Mini Black Permanent Marker

Multi-Use Mini Black Marker – 3 Pack

1x Dynarex Emergency Rescue Blanket

Emergency Survival Rescue Blanket

2x Dynarex Self-Closure Elastic Bandages

Elastic Bandage Hook/Loop Self-Closure

2x QuikClot™ Rolled Dressing

QuikClot Bleeding Control Dressing

2x Dynarex 4yrd x 2″ Rolled Gauze

2″ Stretch Gauze Bandage

4x Dynarex Burn Cream Packet

First Aid Burn Cream .9g Foil Packet 2 Pack

4x Dynarex Triple Antibiotic Ointment Packet (Compare to Neosporin)

Triple Antibiotic Ointment .9g Foil Packet – 2 Pack

4x Ibuprofen 200mg 2 Packs (8 total 200mg tabs)

4 Packets of 2 Tabs of 200mg Ibuprofen

4x Acetaminophen 325mg 2 Packs (8 total 350mg tabs)

4 Packets of 2 Tabs of 325mg Acetaminophen

2x Diphenhydramine 25mg tabs

2 Packets of 1 Tab of 25mg Diphenhydramine

4x Dynarex Sting & Bite Wipes

Sting and Bite Pad – 2 Pack

1x Stainless steel Tweezers

Stainless Steel Serrated Thumb Forceps – Tweezers

8x Dynarex Antiseptic Wipes

Medicated Antiseptic Wipes

10x Dynarex Adhesive Bandages (Compare to Band-Aids)

Adhesive Bandages – 10 Pack

2x Dynarex Triangle Bandage / Cravat

Triangular Bandage – Cravat

2x Dynarex Non-Toxic Instant Cold-Packs

Instant Cold Pack With Urea 4″ x 5″

Officers Save Stabbing Victim. Lets See How

Officers Save Stabbing Victim. Lets See How

This weeks video is a break down of officers from Montgomery County Police Department applying tourniquets and chest seals to a stabbing victim.

Mountain Man Medical is now offering our online course, Emergency Trauma Response, for free. If you want to learn how to do the things shown in the video, this is a great place to start.

Trauma Medicine Training

Trauma Kits
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Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT)

NAR Combat Application Tourniquet C-A-T

Chest Seals
https://www.mountainmanmedical.com/product-category/components/chest-seals/

QuikClot

QuikClot Bleeding Control Dressing

Shears
https://www.mountainmanmedical.com/product-category/components/shears/

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How Long Can You Leave A Tourniquet Before Amputation?

How Long Can You Leave A Tourniquet Before Amputation?

There are a lot of rumors out there about Tourniquets and some could cause a lot of problems for a person suffering from a life threatening bleed. Most of these rumors come from the old way of doing things.

If you haven't been to first aid training in a few years, you might be thinking you might be operation under the wrong information.

Study referenced in the video:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2660095/#:~:text=Muscle%20damage%20is%20nearly%20complete,risk%20of%20permanent%20ischaemic%20injury.

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Special Forces Combat Medicine: Care Under Fire

Special Forces Combat Medicine: Care Under Fire

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Pressure Dressing Vs. Tourniquet BONUS: True Facts About Gauze

Pressure Dressing Vs. Tourniquet BONUS: True Facts About Gauze

If you've never, not even once in your life thought about Gauze, you aren't alone, but you ARE in luck. Lucky you.

It always surprises me how in depth you can get into a topic as seemingly simple as gauze. But here I go anyway…

Here's what I want you to take away from this video:

Pressure Dressings vs. Tourniquets
1. If you are at all worried the casualty could die from a severely bleeding extremity, use a TQ.

2. If you are concerned, but don't think the casualty is going to die, use a pressure dressing.

3. If the pressure dressing doesn't seem to be working (blood is soaking through the bandage), apply a TQ, while leaving the pressure dressing in place.

4. Standard protocol for QuikClot is to apply direct pressure (with your hand) over the wound for at least 3 minutes to ensure clotting. I think this is a good idea regardless if QuikClot is used.

5. Never remove the gauze after it's been packed into the wound. Let the surgeon do that. You run the risk of pulling out the clot that is keeping the artery sealed off.

Mountain Man Medical is now giving away our Emergency Trauma Response Training Course for free. No requirements or commitments… free.

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Find all the gauze you could ever want at the Mountain Man Medical store:
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QuikClot Bleeding Control Dressing

QuikClot Bleeding Control Dressing

NAR Compressed Gauze

NAR Compressed Gauze

Dynarex Compressed Krinkle Gauze

Dynarex Compressed Krinkle Gauze

TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze

TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze

2″ Stretch Gauze Bandage

2″ Stretch Gauze Bandage

First Aid For Your Brain: PTSD

First Aid For Your Brain: PTSD

Nate Lewis with Alien Gear Holsters invited me onto the podcast! We talk about not only physical care, but some things that has helped us with mental care.

Dealing with the mental trauma after taking care of medical trauma is not something most people think about.

It happens to everyone, and being prepared for the toll it may take on your mental well being isn't talked about often enough.

In this interview with Nate, we discuss our own journeys through the dark valleys our minds went in the aftermath of an emergency, and how we got out.

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