Trauma Kit

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by JTJ, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Seeing the Home Remedy thread made me think of this. A paramedic in the Jeep Club put some basic trauma kits together at a very reasonable cost for members. Jeeps go in remote places and the club had several defibrillators for organize trips. I have added some items to mine to make it a more complete 1st Aid kit. I would really like to see a paramedic or trauma Nurse, Doctor or Medic put together a list for a decent kit with SHTF in mind. Not necessarily and end of the world kit but something that could save a life in a natural or un-natural disaster where emergency response is overwhelmed, non existent or delayed.
    Mine is in a 12" red tool bag and contains nitrile gloves, eye protection, face masks, blunt scissors, assorted bandages, gauze pads, Cool Blaze sterile burn dressing, antibacterial wipes, peroxide, cardboard splint and space blankets. I have added assorted bandaids, additional bandages, hand sanitizer, hemostat, bic lighter, and Wound Seal.
     
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  2. Dallas53

    Dallas53 Well-Known Member

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    excellent thread idea JTJ! :)

    yes, i'd like to see some ideas and thoughts from the professionals in this field. for short term SHTF events or disasters. where one may need to rely upon themselves in a medical emergency. of nothing else just to stabilize the person until proper medical attention could be gotten.
     
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  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This video deals with gunshot wounds and the kit is professional and not cheap.
     
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  4. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    One of the kids who worked for me a few years ago, is now an EMT. I bought two Rotopax first aid containers, and had her fill them.
     
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  5. Ghost1958

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    Good basic kit. Might add Quikclot to it.
    Might lose the Bic and add waterproof matches. Less bang in case of a vehicle fire.
    Just a thought.
     
  6. JTJ

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    I believe Wound Seal is the same as Quick Clot. The lighter was an afterthought. I also added some single edge razor blades. I am thinking of adding butterfly wound closures and some disposable shavers with shaving gel. Also wondering about a small bottle of distilled water or saline.
     
  7. Dallas53

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    you can also find some of the basic field surgical kits at Army/Navy surplus stores sometimes.
     
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  8. RJF22553

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    "Simply Saline" might work!
     
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  9. youngridge

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    I have a lot of items....but what I really need to do is consolidate them into a one pouch kit.

    Some are in my vehicle, some are in the cabinet, some are still in the Amazon boxes...
     
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  10. sheriffjohn

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    Curious - what does the military use in their FA kits these days ? I had one Dad liberated from the Army Air Corps many years ago. A sturdy metal box with smaller cardboard boxes - triangular bandage, iodine capsules, wound dressing, etc. and ...smelling salts. Is there a source for the current similar military FA kits ?
     
  11. schnuffleupagus

    schnuffleupagus Well-Known Member

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    Add:
    Tape, shears, telfa pads - lots of telfa, superglue, fake stone, iodine, magnet, sponges, ace bandage, steri-strip tape, antiseptic cream (mythiolate or similar), field surgery kit, more tape, sutures, and med poly line, tape, energizer headband flash light, tape.
     
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