Grifter's Aid Bag

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Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

Post by s.leinicke » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:39 am

zXzGrifterzXz wrote: - Trauma Shears
- 'CAT' Tourniquet
- 1 or 2 Izzy Bandages
- 2 or 3 Rolls of Kerlix Gauze
- Chest seal or some kind of occlusive dressing
- Small roll of medical tape/Duct tape
- 2 or 3 pairs of Nitrile Gloves
Why Kerlix over compressed gauze? (like this http://www.chinookmed.com/cgi-bin/item/ ... -Compliant)

Do you need any kind of training to use an occlusive dressing? Do you just clean around the wound and slap it on?

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Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:49 pm

s.leinicke wrote:Why Kerlix over compressed gauze? (like this http://www.chinookmed.com/cgi-bin/item/ ... -Compliant)
They are pretty much the same thing so its mostly personal preference but I have three reasons for recommending Kerlix.

#1 - First and foremost, I am most familiar/comfortable with using Kerlix and have more hands-on experience using it.

#2 - In MY Opinion, since its rolled its easier to work with and wrap around an injury.

#3 - Its usually cheaper.

I will say though, if you are building a blowout kit for an individual then compressed gauze usually does take up less space, if that is a factor.
s.leinicke wrote:Do you need any kind of training to use an occlusive dressing? Do you just clean around the wound and slap it on?
I believe its considered an EMR or First Responder skill but you have the basic idea. Grab a fistful of Gauze/Kerlix in One hand and have the Occlusive dressing ready in the other hand, Wipe the blood away with the one hand and slap the occlusive dressing over the wound with the other hand. Standard Medical Disclaimer applies, YMMV, Don't try this at home, Get Training..... it saves more lives than fancy items and shiny guns.
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Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

Post by s.leinicke » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:12 am

I admittedly need to update my first responder it's been probably five years since I took it, but they didn't train us with occlusive dressings.

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Why asherman over bolin? Is it just cost/comfort?

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Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:44 pm

s.leinicke wrote:EDIT:
Why asherman over bolin? Is it just cost/comfort?
That's another personal preference one, some people swear by them, some people hate them. At the end of the day, either will work better than most field improvised occlusive dressings and I just have easier access to ashermans.
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Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

Post by zXzGrifterzXz » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:06 pm

I really need to update the packing list in this bag along with some updated pictures. Also I have my Paramedic now so the party is a little more fun these days.
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Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

Post by VXMerlinXV » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:42 pm

I can’t wait to see what a 10 year evolution on an Aid bag looks like. I’m... 3 full sized bags past the STOMP2 I was hauling in 2008
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Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

Post by jdavidboyd » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:57 pm

zXzGrifterzXz wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:06 pm
I really need to update the packing list in this bag along with some updated pictures. Also I have my Paramedic now so the party is a little more fun these days.
Would love to see that! You should make that one of your highest priorities! :-)
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