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by CitizenZ
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control
Replies: 29
Views: 1302

Re: Public Access Bleeding Control

I've been trying to discuss this issue with my coworkers because we work in these facilities and our FAK are completely inadequate for even one serious injury.

Many individual kits (20-100) can be deployed from an AED location. Similar to a life jacket station.
by CitizenZ
Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack
Replies: 108
Views: 11025

Re: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack

I work in concert halls and stadiums like the ones attacked. I'm usually legally not allowed to have a "weapon" at work. I still have plans, options and contingencies. I know ways in and out that most dont. I know many places to hide, even in plain sight. I have acces to many "tools" that can become...
by CitizenZ
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Public Access Bleeding Control
Replies: 29
Views: 1302

Re: Public Access Bleeding Control

If many individuals had personal disaster FAK like mine then combined they could provide help to many severerly wounded people. Instead just stationary kits or one big expensive kit (like most business do). I did a thread here on why I everyday carry a small disaster FAK specifically because I notic...
by CitizenZ
Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To poop or not to poop, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

Re: To poop or not to poop, that is the question

This could save a life or needless suffering.

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by CitizenZ
Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To poop or not to poop, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 2786

Re: To poop or not to poop, that is the question

Everyone should have an enema kit and lube. I had a recent experience relevent to this subject... Post op patient pain on meds. She couldn't poop, which also pressed on her bladder and prevented her from peeing. She was screaming and crying in pain. We had every type of stool softner and laxative. S...
by CitizenZ
Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

The Murphy Drip is a little out of the box, unconventional but I think more likely to be useful than a decompression needle I see in many kits. I'm in agreement with you that they're not really needed in a lot of kits. But just because I can't ever resist playing devil's advocate - the condition yo...
by CitizenZ
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

I think I found the right bag for it. 6" x 4" x 2". I can attach the tourniquet and shears to the outside.

http://www.rescue-essentials.com/rip-aw ... -od-green/
by CitizenZ
Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

This isn't to provide aid for everyone. It's an individual kit. To help me, my spouse or at least one serious/ common FA need. By doing so gives me significant tools to respond to an event. Normal occurrence to be sure I have needed supplies or exceptional circumstances when we need all the help we ...
by CitizenZ
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

I'm up to six pairs of gloves now. Which I think makes sense, if it could take 6 people to move a large adult. The Murphy Drip is a little out of the box, unconventional but I think more likely to be useful than a decompression needle I see in many kits. Which is an order of magnitude more dangerous...
by CitizenZ
Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

If I build a mkii version of this kit I will change:

Better quality gloves
A CAT tourniquet
Hyfin seals
More compact Hemostatic
WHO rehydration packs
Better bag, Rip away EMT
Lighter headlamp
Durmacil tape
Mini sharpie
Rescue hook
Additional Zpak gauze if space permits
Chewable aspirin
by CitizenZ
Sat Mar 28, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

I frequently have to use public transportation to avoid the $28 parking fee or travel by foot. Some times it's not optional. Imagine being regularly in various downtown locations; trapped between a stadium letting out, a concert about to start, a festival blocking one end of town, the never ending c...
by CitizenZ
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

I frequently have nothing but my day pack. Many miles from home or my car.

This kit isn't very big. It's not much bigger than what I've been carrying every day for several years.
by CitizenZ
Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

Lol. I did actually read that term repeatedly in the back ground for this thread. In my case it meant specifically in and out of consciousness. When he was conscious he had. "AMS". ;)
by CitizenZ
Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

Any suggestions for a lighter tourniquet or better bag about the size of a tripple mag pouch? I tried an M3 medical bag but I think that is too big. Something more compact. Perhaps a detachable pouch from a main back pack.
by CitizenZ
Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

Then, my opinions are: Don't bring equipment that you don't know how to use. It sounds like you have a fair amount of training. If you aren't proficient with a specific piece of gear don't bring it "just in case." Be really careful if you end up helping multiple people. I'd rather sit there with a ...
by CitizenZ
Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

A few short first aid courses plus an expired coast guard life safety certificate. I have given first aid from my little kit several times a year, for the last few years. On average one per year that needed to go to the emergency room. So I'm gaining experience. And I've been stuck in place for exte...
by CitizenZ
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

Hold up. You have a kit to run proctolysis, but you can or CANT put a simple EJ in!?! You'd be better off with a SOCOM IO device. Can't talk,later... The Murphy Drip is simply a camel back and surgical lube. I already carry a water bottle and want it as part of this kit. I already own a Camel back ...
by CitizenZ
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

IMO, the most important pieces of the kit are the top 5. PPE including a CPR mask and a large multi purpose bandage. Then some specialized dressings and some useful tools. Ceralite is helpful for severe dehydration, vomiting and diarrhea. I think I'll also add some plain rehydration drink mix packets.
by CitizenZ
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

CZ, If I'm reading too much into this disregard. I've always been taught that the IFAK is for the carrier. If a fellow soldier or Marine needed aid, you used their IFAK first. When possible, I carry two kits. My IFAK is for me, basically a blow out kit plus things for the day-to-day cuts and bumps....
by CitizenZ
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

BTW, excuse me, but WTF is a Murphy Kit???? Is that like a Morgan Lens? Help me out guys. I would presume a kit for whatever could go wrong via Murphy's Law. Or at least within reason. . Proctoclysis https://www.zombiehunters.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=79200 So far, I'm loving this kit. Reminds...
by CitizenZ
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

KYZ is right.....what he said AND put more gloves in the kit, AND more tape Durmicel tape or something good. Why more gloves? I only need one and the other is a spare. I think your right about more tape. My thinking of was that the Oales bandage already has a large built in wrap. So the tape is mai...
by CitizenZ
Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

Its basically a single serving kit. For me or for me to help someone else. Emphasis on PPE and having a few high quality supplies that is small enough to carry on my person all the time (I already do). A variation of the USGI-IFAK. It does me no good to have a tourniquet or specialty bandages at hom...
by CitizenZ
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:43 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

The Murphy Drip kit is the Camel back, the forceps (to reduce flow), lube, water, rehydration mix, Foley catheter(as a barrier to my water bottle) and x2 pairs of gloves. These are all useful unrelated to the Murphy Drip.
by CitizenZ
Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinions?
Replies: 36
Views: 1832

Re: Rethinking my IFAK to include disaster response. Opinio

Maybe I should have mentioned: I have always carried a small IFAK in my day pack. I always have it with me because I carry my tools for work and in the car. This just upgrades it from too much boo boo gear to more serious gear but not much bigger.

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