5 Essentials items for an IFAK, Bug out bag or first aid kit.
The environment is most definitely a contributing factor and obviously the colder weather and the longer the exposure the greater the chance of a drop in core temperature, however the most common cause of a drop in core temperature in TRAUMA is blood loss.
Interesting new take on a decompression needle by H&H. They are calling it the Enhanced Decompression Needle and it definitely differs a bit from a typical 14ga Needle.
For those of you, who haven't had the pleasure of using standard issue military toilet paper, you may not know that it's sometimes referred to as John Wayne paper because it's tough and doesn't take crap off anyone.
TOURNIQUETS SHOULD ONLY BE USED AS A LAST RESORT.
I've heard a ton of debate over the years about what to carry in an aid-bag for the various combat mission sets.
Fake Tourniquets are not a new issue, they have been around for the past few years or so. Most of these imitation Tourniquets are cheap Chinese knock-offs created for the Air-Softers and military reenactors.
when performing a Needle Decompression, what should you do with the catheter?
When things go wrong and we are faced with life-threatening extremity hemorrhage, we should always plan and hope to have a manufactured tourniquet.
When my friend Bill Harris asked me to write an article for Trauma Monkeys. I was honored and torn. Torn because I never deployed to Afghanistan or Iraq. What in the hell would I write about?