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by IANMCDEVITT
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Prolonged Field Care
Replies: 8
Views: 1436

Re: Prolonged Field Care

Hello. Been away a long time....that isn't exactly new info. We have been doing most of that and more in the field for the last two or three years. Matter of fact, when I get home, I can explain more. If anything, you guys would do well to learn how to source any medical equipment or improvise any m...
by IANMCDEVITT
Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:48 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 4366

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

Here you go, this is why I left that tiny world of EMS and will never be back (and that type of assessment )....NYU University Tisch School of Film made this and it went to a buncha film festivals. Let's see if I can post the link properly. https://vimeo.com/87810522.
by IANMCDEVITT
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

Good question. Nope. I have not.....and we the ease and speed of use as a TRUE one handed TQ, I have been teaching Tier 1 dudes to use them and carry them. As always, we recheck placement and tightness with every patient movement. I've even timed my regular soldiers because they have CATs, CAT appli...
by IANMCDEVITT
Sat Sep 17, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 4366

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

Good answer. I like your attitude already.....you didn't assume I was attacking you. I respect that cool informational head....yes, it is different for me now but for many many years it wasn't. I actually prefer dogs over humans now as patients. When I'm on rotation here in East Africa, I usually us...
by IANMCDEVITT
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 16
Views: 4366

Re: Assessment Skills: Cardiothoracic (painiac Essential Gui

Good write-up. It must have taken you some time. I appreciate the time you took to do it, but did you mention it was from your perspective ? Seeing patients for first contact initially in the ER? Is that where most of your assessment is based ? .......You did make a few jumps though. Assessment for ...
by IANMCDEVITT
Wed Sep 14, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Covering ground reasonably fast.
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Re: Covering ground reasonably fast.

Yea, he's right. No music..... :oops: ... You should be armed and I'd even do a listening halt once or twice.
by IANMCDEVITT
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

Aaaaaa, to each his own. We don't need any approval from committee's, thank God. I take the advice of the folks that are currently working in the AO on what has worked for them and then base my treatment off that and what's available before I rotate in. Taipan, grab a RATS and see how it works. Reme...
by IANMCDEVITT
Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

Thanks for the info. That's actually one of the rare places I've never worked or visited....is there any way you can just use your steps to control bleeding along with hemostatics to control the bleeding instead of immediately jumping to a TQ ?......See, if you have a conscious patient, in a safe ar...
by IANMCDEVITT
Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

Yes. Thanks for explaining. I think there's a common understanding. See, the REASON, tourniquets have come back into "vogue" is due to the research from BATTLEFIELD MEDICINE.....and it seems mAny civilian services have taken their use and efficacy OUT OF THE CONTEXT of TCCC......so you made a point ...
by IANMCDEVITT
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

OK, sorry, terrible connection. So.....the criticism is that the thinness of the RATS is to painful?......alright, my question to you is have you ever seen the seconds after someone has either a partial or complete amputation ? Different people react different ways. I've seen people continue to shoo...
by IANMCDEVITT
Sun Sep 11, 2016 4:08 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets
Replies: 19
Views: 2683

Re: CAT or SOFT-W tourniquets

Use whatever you are comfortable AND have trained with......if it's a CAT , use the CAT if it's your "work" TQ. Don't project that a product sucks until you've bought one, tried it in training, and found it doesn't work for you. I use the RATS, there are other units here, deployed, that use it often...
by IANMCDEVITT
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: More Knapping
Replies: 3
Views: 795

Re: More Knapping

I'm impressed also. I'd like to learn that.
by IANMCDEVITT
Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: "Inmature" helmet question.
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: "Inmature" helmet question.

Maybe with low velocity blunt impact, it'll deflect some of the force, but, it's better than nothing. It won't take any high velocity shrapnel....definitely not within the kill radius of the round if it's a 60mm, 81, 82, 120. It'll stop some low velocity rocks of course and the padding will help wit...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Alternative remedies for bleeding control
Replies: 18
Views: 5995

Re: Alternative remedies for bleeding control

Actually it may be dumb, but we do it. I have visited a vet or two overseas to grab meds. In central, East and West Africa. Not only that, there are Arabic versions of TXA and French versions and I have used both. I have them here in my bag. If I knew how to post pictures, I would. Maybe I can send ...
by IANMCDEVITT
Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Tantos, a camp knife, and a chubby kwaiken
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Tantos, a camp knife, and a chubby kwaiken

Hey, I need a tomahawk like that little one! I'm out of town though like before. Ill email you this weekend.
by IANMCDEVITT
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Thank you to Jorian and RE
Replies: 1
Views: 1593

Thank you to Jorian and RE

For getting some very important gear together, I really needed it in a short period of time. Thank you. You made a lot of O6's, General Staff, and foreign big-wigs very happy. That's the reason I use Rescue Essentials.
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon May 23, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FREE online CPR/1st Aid & more
Replies: 16
Views: 2394

Re: FREE online CPR/1st Aid & more

Screw it. I actually think I used them in the past, I was in some foreign hell hole and my o-so above board employers wanted me to recert...... ill use them again. I have my own extremely negative view of the AHA ACLS and PALS "sections" so anytime they can get less money, yea. I'll fill the dam thi...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon May 09, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAR-4 Aid bag
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: NAR-4 Aid bag

Everything dude, everything. Rare Russian Spetznaz army patches, Spets packs, TT brand new medical packs, SO Tech new stuff, custom made packs that were gifts, pouches that were experimental that are one-of.....Everything. I have a ton of nylon, brand new OSOE multicam chest rig, one -of , with pouc...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon May 09, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAR-4 Aid bag
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: NAR-4 Aid bag

Everything dude, everything. Rare Russian Spetznaz army patches, Spets packs, TT brand new medical packs, SO Tech new stuff, custom made packs that were gifts, pouches that were experimental that are one-of.....Everything. I have a ton of nylon, brand new OSOE multicam chest rig, one -of , with pouc...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon May 09, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAR-4 Aid bag
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: NAR-4 Aid bag

Just kidding. Glad you got rid of the STOMP. Dam that's a big camping cooler on your back, that friggin STOMP....How are the straps on it? How much did NARP hit you for it cause you know their stuff is up there. I saw two big Dutch dudes in the airport the other day, they were laying low, one with a...
by IANMCDEVITT
Mon May 09, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: NAR-4 Aid bag
Replies: 13
Views: 3178

Re: NAR-4 Aid bag

It seems nice........can I have it?
by IANMCDEVITT
Thu May 05, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK
Replies: 22
Views: 3238

Re: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK

That certainly is a lot of gear. Be happy that you have it available. if I was you, I'd try and pare down and start to try and do more with less. .............I've had that amount of gear twice in my life. The first time was of course on the road for my first twenty five years in EMS doing Intercept...
by IANMCDEVITT
Wed May 04, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK
Replies: 22
Views: 3238

Re: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK

Sorry if my questions seem kind of mundane, I am usually away for long periods. So what is the "Advanced Medical Life Support" card, what skills did you learn? I knew it was about time someone tried to throw around their membership numbers and start having a TCCC class with a "certification"...........
by IANMCDEVITT
Wed May 04, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK
Replies: 22
Views: 3238

Re: Truck first aid kit, trauma bag, first aid kit, and IFAK

wow dude, did you pay for all that? How often do you use the major trauma stuff?

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