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Trauma kit

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by parsons_12b, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at puting together a couple trauma kits. Mostely i want to be able to keep a person alive if I'm out in the woods until I can get EMS services to them. I have some idea what I want to put in them but would gadly take advice from anyone that wants to give it. situations I'm looking at are broken bones, deep cuts, gunshot wounds, head trauma, heat stroke, and basicly anything else that could be life threatning.

    Thanks for the input
    J.P.
     
  2. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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  3. A2theK

    A2theK Olympia Member

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    QuickClot
    Duct Tape
    Silver Nitrate Sticks
    Dermabond or Superglue
    Artificial Airway
    Adrenalin Shots
    Morphine (Oral) can be obtained in small doses for trauma kits with permissive use
    Diamox or Pamprin (High Altitude Meds)
    Rolly Aluminum Splint
    Gauze
    Saran Wrap
    Ball point Pen
    Knife
    Sat Phone
    latex or nitrile gloves

    ....some training is better than none
     
  4. treemanx

    treemanx Spray, Or. Active Member

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    I picked up a military medic bag full of gear(I added a few things to it) and a book called Ditch Medicine from an Expo Center Gun Show. The book is great, very detailed instruction on "in the field" trauma care.
     
  5. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Israeli Bandages, Tourniquets, ace wraps, bandaids.
     
  6. Muddman

    Muddman Aloha Member

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    You also need a way to contact help as most cell phones won't work in the woods,
    also a GPS to tell someone where you are located. I have even thought about this
    item.http://www.findmespot.com/en/
     
  7. timbernet

    timbernet Boring, Oregon Member

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    Maybe I should make a new thread about the SPOT - but has anyone on here used one? I would be interested in some reviews.

    I've seen mixed reviews on the REI customer comments, but some people expect the world from a tiny little box that is sending signals thousands of miles through air....
     
  8. Muddman

    Muddman Aloha Member

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    I've heard mixed reviews also that's why I put I have thought about one of these. One thing I know I don't like about it is there is no conformation that anyone got your message for help.
     
  9. ikona

    ikona west of pdx Member

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    some nitro for heart attacks and a needle to release air from a sucking chest wound. Israeli bandage, blood clotter agent, antiseptic, understanding of CPR and first aid. BTW, all chest wounds suck. John Farnham has a list that is short but very complete.
     
  10. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    No one should be administering any medications to any patients unless you're a paramedic. It's a quick way to send you to jail and make you poor after the malpractice/practicing medicine without a license suit.
     
  11. Rugerbub

    Rugerbub OREGON Member

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    I was about to say that but u beat me too it. If u have not been trained to use it or do it than dont. Drugs can have some very bad effects on some people.
    If some one is having a heart attack and it is affecting certain parts of the heart and u give them nitro, You could make their already bad problem worse. The other thing is dont do something that u have no training in. First if all not all chest wounds suck ( If u were trying to be funny sorry for being serious) the best thing to do for a chest wound is to cover it with some sort of plastic or foil and tape it down on 3 sides. Second The only time u stick a needle in someones chest when they have a chest wound is when they r having difficulty breathing. Because they proably have a hemo or a pneumo forming. If u know what those r and the signs of them than treat it?!DONT DO ANYTHING THAT IS GONNA KILL YOUR BUDDY OR GET U INTO A LAWSUIT. I teach classes to sawyers and fallers every fire season if u have any questions just ask!!!!!!
     
  12. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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  13. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    Horse wrap. You get the stuff at your local feed store for about .97 a roll. Comes in different colors and is the very same stuff medics use to wrap your arm after giving blood or general warping of body parts. Think of it as the ace bandage that sticks to itself and made by 3M.

    SF-
     
  14. ikona

    ikona west of pdx Member

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    I was trying to inject some humor into the topic. :laugh:


    I understood the OP as to what makes a good trauma kit. Of course, if one has little or zero training then they should have only what they can deal with. For those who have had training, the other things are a good thing to have. Of course, if medical help is reasonably close, calling 911 is the best thing to do. What I have in my bag may be different than what is in your bag. Common sense should be applied always. Know your limitations and training.
     
  15. Rugerbub

    Rugerbub OREGON Member

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    I was not sure if u were being funny or not. There r lots of new poeple on here that have not medical training at all. So they might not what u said as a joke. It's all good. No hard feelings.
     
  16. Rugerbub

    Rugerbub OREGON Member

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    This is great stuff and tends to work better than the stuff used by medical personnal and it is CHEAP.
     
  17. BlvdKing

    BlvdKing Almost Boring Member

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    I hate chasing down 50 items. Is there anybody that sells something like?
     
  18. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Sucking chest wounds need a couple of pieces of plastic and tape. Compression dressings help as well to control the bleeding.
    Tape all 4 sides of the exit wound to seal it. On the entrance wound side tape 3 sides leaving the open side towards the navel. When it's hard to breath, have patient inhale deeply, you then lift the untaped side to let air out. It may require you to "burp" the wound if it's starting to clot. Just use your finger to reopen the entrance wound after an exhale. Then retry the lifting. Use bandages to control bleeding and treat for shock (always place patient on wound side down to keep good lung clear).
     
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    GeoMann PDX Member

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    Don't forget antibiotics. Seems like the injuries I come across in the woods are deep cuts, strains and broken bones. The deep cuts and animal bites are the type that need antbiotics. I have Tetracycline and Penicillin in my first aid kit.

    Don't forget to be up to date on your Tet**** shot!
     
  20. Ramjet57

    Ramjet57 Nw Oregun Member

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    Yeh, 11 people in the USA had tetnis last year and 9 were up to date on there shots.