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by IANMCDEVITT
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Allanah's Med Bag V1
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Allanah's Med Bag V1

Actually, you don't need a blood pressure cuff in your first line. Vitals signs are done in your secondary survey. Your first line should be for BLS......and dude, go off of signs and symptoms of the patient, don't count on a BP.
by IANMCDEVITT
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Allanah's Med Bag V1
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Allanah's Med Bag V1

Automatic readings are actually not really more accurate. They may be more convenient, but not more accurate. Especially if you attempt a pressure during any kind of transport. Any tiny bump to the patient and it will read incorrectly. Not only that, I haven't carried a BP cuff or stethoscope in my ...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Allanah's Med Bag V1
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Allanah's Med Bag V1

Hey, and get rid of that automatic BP cuff. You should be ashamed of yourself man.
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Allanah's Med Bag V1
Replies: 14
Views: 1032

Re: Allanah's Med Bag V1

Ok, this is just to start, I'm doing vet shit right now so busy, don't take any comments personally. In your second picture. Get rid of the scissors and throw a benchmade rescue hook in there, it's easier and quicker when clothes are a bloody mess. Throw more gloves in there. You want to keep cross ...
by IANMCDEVITT
Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Forged in Fire Season 4
Replies: 28
Views: 2621

Re: Forged in Fire Season 4

I'm home and will be watching with my wife and grandson. You better kick some ass Brother.
by IANMCDEVITT
Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Be wary...
Replies: 2
Views: 1784

Be wary...

Since I've been back from rotation I've taken some time to look here on the net and speak to our State Medical Director here...wow, is there a lot of complete bullshit out there for gear and training. Be very careful what you invest your money in in both gear and training. Most of the "Tactical Medi...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6270

Re: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.

Wow, never knew that. Never hear any stuff like that.....aaaa, Americans. And they teach you SUT? I would think CQB. Supporting cops is a lot different from battlefield medicine. I learned SUT at a place called, "Building 4" in Georgia, Ft. Benning. I'm always interested in learning something though.
by IANMCDEVITT
Thu Mar 30, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6270

Re: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.

Yea, I can translate that to English now after some sleep. I'm impressed you took the class. It irks the shit out of me to see medics stating they can treat K9's, and they have no degree or experience. Trust me, the practical for a vet degree, a BS is six months, I'm cramming it into two and I'm not...
by IANMCDEVITT
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.
Replies: 15
Views: 6270

Re: The SWAT-T Tourniquet - my review.

Good for you taking the K9 class. That's cool. I CANNOT STAND when these Tactical Medical instructors talk about dogs with actually ZERO background treating them. I'm going through my Vet Practical right now, it's supposed to be six months, I'm squeezing it into two..Now dude, off the subject, they ...
by IANMCDEVITT
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock advice, specific for one trip
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Re: Hammock advice, specific for one trip

Good question. No, I don't have a mailing address, everything has to go to the embassy. I can time it right and get it sent to a dude rotating over and have him hand carry it. Do you know anything about that Hennessy "Asym" ? That seems like it's easy to set up and rain resistant?
by IANMCDEVITT
Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Hammock advice, specific for one trip
Replies: 11
Views: 702

Hammock advice, specific for one trip

I don't normally go the hammock route, but I have a two week break and I'm planning on going up a mountain trail with triple canopy jungle, into a long dead volcano with a lake in the middle of a it. Supposedly there are creatures no one has ever seen living in there, thats what the soldiers say. So...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Should have answered all PM
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Should have answered all PM

Should have answered tho s PM's. Haven't been feeling well and headed home soon. If I missed you, hit me up again.
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Should have answered all PM
Replies: 0
Views: 509

Should have answered all PM

Should have answered tho s PM's. Haven't been feeling well and headed home soon. If I missed you, hit me up again.
by IANMCDEVITT
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)

Any type of "reminder card" is an excellent idea! What if it's not you using the kit but someone using it on you......excellent idea, but keep it simple. No medical terms on it.
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)

Depends on many factors. Are you in the field when the burn occurs and must you move to extraction? What size and where is the BSA? Don't forget you must first stop the burning process FIRST......then, the answer is, it depends. Would I use it to numb the pain/stop the burning process/ and help me d...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)

No one's advocating anyone take any non-prescription meds. I thought this was just a discussion forum?...CrossCut, you could always just E-mail me man, ill answer anything you want, as long as I'm still above ground. BTW, I've adapted the combat pill pack to be more effective........wanna know the i...
by IANMCDEVITT
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)

Dermecel, friggin dermecel, Dam autocorrect.
by IANMCDEVITT
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)
Replies: 19
Views: 1326

Re: Small Trauma Kit (WARNING: large image files)

Ok, not bad. Don't add the saline. If you don't have the capability to push it, keep some ORS in there as its first choice anyway for rehydration. Keep the SAM splint. I use them on isolated GSW 's with associated small bone fx's every day. Get rid of that Chinese version of the CAT and get a RATS. ...
by IANMCDEVITT
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Where to Buy Medical Products: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 81867

Re: Where to Buy Medical Products: The Definitive Thread

I too am reevaluating my purchase places. Mostly on the criteria of their political philosophy. I won't spend money or advocate for money to be spent to a company that does not support a "make America great again" philosophy.
by IANMCDEVITT
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Another thing
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Another thing

He's ABSOLUTELY right. I was speaking in terms of things happen much quicker than once thought, let's say over the next few months. Unfortunately the left has completelY lost its mind and it bodes well for the right to prepare.
by IANMCDEVITT
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Another thing
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Another thing

Another thing, mobilize community health teams. Either relatives, co-workers of like minded folks that want to learn ( meaning medicine in this case). Make an inventory of skills and supplies. Keep the info tight. Scatter out your buying of gear. I'm learning also that their are actually some real w...
by IANMCDEVITT
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Another thing
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Another thing

Learn many different names for as many meds as possible. If you get dropped somewhere unfamiliar and have to do a medical recon. You NEED TO KNOW WHAT these meds are. I'd start with K9 meds. Memorize every K9 med that's a crossover starting with Icthamol. A fantastic med. Very cheap and lasts a long...
by IANMCDEVITT
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Parasites!
Replies: 37
Views: 12183

Re: Parasites!

Ivermectan, abendazole, and flagyl.......and listen to Apache, he's a Veterinarian and deals with more kind of parasites than most will ever and Veritas, he's got more initials after his name then I do.
by IANMCDEVITT
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: ??
Replies: 0
Views: 509

??

I think your right. TCCC HAS changed though and the TREATMENTS have definitely changed for specific injuries incurred during which stages.......long term care is a focus we work on now, remember we got guys in Africa , hours and hours and hours away from any help. Not only are we changing our medica...

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