Tag: trauma medicine

Update On Using a Vacuum Sealer to Save Space In Your Trauma Kit

Update On Using a Vacuum Sealer to Save Space In Your Trauma Kit

Use vacuum bags to save space, and take wrapped items out of their wrappers to save time. In December of 2017 I wrote about using a vacuum sealer to save room in your trauma kit, and to increase the durability of wrapped items, like gauze. Here’s an update, with an example of how I saved […]

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Another One Bites the Dust Saves Another Life

Another One Bites the Dust Saves Another Life

| November 30, 2017 | 4 Comments

My father and his wife (we’ll call her Mrs. M) rode their horses the day before Thanksgiving this year. Dad put the saddles in the truck when Mrs. M heard a thud. Dad was on the ground, eyes wide open and completely dilated. He had “postured,” his body rigid and unresponsive. He suffered a massive heart […]

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Ankle Medical Kit Comparison

Ankle Medical Kit Comparison

I am a big believer in getting medical training and carrying trauma care equipment wherever you go. Thankfully, I can wear whatever I want at my job, so it’s easy for me to put a tourniquet, dressing, and gloves in a pocket. However, sometimes I wear pants with fewer pockets. I also have friends who […]

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Trauma Medicine with Caleb Causey 2017 3×3 Review

Trauma Medicine with Caleb Causey 2017 3×3 Review

| April 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics kicked off my final day at Rangemaster with his lecture on Trauma Care. This was the third time I’ve watched Caleb give this lecture, and I’ve enjoyed watching it evolve and a learn something different each time. Here’s my 3×3 review, which discusses the top 3 things covered in […]

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Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I did my first force on force training I carried a G19, a G26, and a box cutter. All of my formal, adult self defense training at the time was with firearms. I knew very little, and as such my options — and FoF gear — were limited. In the last six years, I’ve […]

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Increasing My Universal Set

Increasing My Universal Set

| March 1, 2017 | 2 Comments

A Venn diagram is a drawing that shows how two or more groups of data (called sets) are alike and different. Each data set is a circle, and any common data is represented by the overlap of the circles. This overlap is called the “universal set.” About two months ago I posted about a philosophy called “Rowing the […]

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Save 10% at Dark Angel Medical with SBS Coupon

Save 10% at Dark Angel Medical with SBS Coupon

| November 22, 2016 | 1 Comments

I strongly believe that everyone with a heartbeat should take a trauma care class. We have friends who don’t carry tools everyday for protection, but they have trauma training and carry a tourniquet and a bandage. Because we feel so strongly about trauma care, trauma training, and being a true force multiplier, we reached out […]

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Retractable Badge Holder Lanyards and Seatbelt Cutters In Trauma Kits

Retractable Badge Holder Lanyards and Seatbelt Cutters In Trauma Kits

| August 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

I really enjoy trauma care training. It’s useful, it’s a gateway for talking about being responsible for your own safety, and it’s still relatively new enough to me I learn something new every time. I picked up some new brain wrinkles at the Hebrew Hogger event this July. Here are two little tips that I hope you enjoy, […]

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3×3 Review: QSI Training August 2016 Partner Tactics

3×3 Review: QSI Training August 2016 Partner Tactics

| August 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

QSI Training’s Partner Tactics class represents the top of their curriculum. It incorporates almost everything they teach and then adds another person to the mix. As usual, Erik Pakieser and his team did a good job extending what students have already learned and applying it to the focus of more advanced classes. Some of the material is specific […]

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My experiment with single-casualty trauma kits

My experiment with single-casualty trauma kits

| July 20, 2016 | 1 Comments

In February of this year, we hosted Rob Schoening of LHGK and his “Bullets, Blades, and Bandages” trauma class (our review). Rob led a great class and had a bunch of interesting things to say. One of the things I found thought provoking was breaking up a larger trauma kit into smaller ones. Each smaller “bleeder” […]

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