TAC-MED

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STOP THE BLEED, SAVE A LIFE | An Overview of Hemostatic Agents for Tactical Field Use

  Trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans age 45 or younger. Hemorrhage Is the leading cause of preventable death in combat trauma. It is the secondary cause of death in civilian trauma. A significant number of deaths due to hemorrhage occur before arrival at the hospital. The only thing more tragic than a death from hemorrhage is a death that could have been prevented. Hypovolemic shock occurs where there is an acute [...]

By |January 5th, 2021|

THE TOURNIQUET An Essential Component of EDC

By |November 10th, 2020|

Is a tourniquet part of your everyday carry (EDC)? If not, it should be. The capability of being able to take a life with the moral responsibility of being able to save a life. And the life that you save may even be your own. Everyone should carry at least [...]

Trauma Care

By |September 1st, 2020|

In the middle of nowhere. How long will it take you to get an ambulance? What if the ambulance was for you? Most of you probably keep some sort of medical bag in your patrol car, but many don’t have anything on you for your personal medical aid. If you’re [...]

Project Triage

By |September 1st, 2020|

By Ben Douglas Life-Saving Tourniquets. On August 18, 2012, St. Croix Police Chief, Christopher Howell and his partner, Officer Elsworth Jones, an experienced SWAT officer, were working a recent armed robbery series when they responded to a robbery at a restaurant in a remote area of the island. They were [...]