Triage: Prioritizing Treatment In Mass Casualty Events

Mass casualty incidents (MCIs) are unpredictable events that can result in a large number of injured or ill individuals, overwhelming the capacity of local healthcare systems. In such situations, first responders play a crucial role in assessing the severity of injuries and determining the order in which patients should receive medical attention. This process, known as triage, is a critical skill for first responders. Triage is essential for managing multiple casualty events. It prioritizes treatment [...]

By |May 14th, 2024|

Emergency Medical Response Is In Your Hands

By |December 26th, 2023|

In a world where uncertainty is the only certainty, medical emergencies occur without warning. Preparedness can be the difference between life and death. This is where the importance of first aid kits, trauma kits, and basic emergency medical training comes into focus. They act as the immediate response system, providing [...]

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Alien Gear’s TAQ-STRAP Integrated Tourniquet

By |October 16th, 2023|

If there are ever any benefits that come from war, specifically protracted ground combat, it would be the advances in trauma medicine and equipment narrowly focused on life-saving interventions. On the equipment side, the acceptance of tourniquets has been the biggest. Following their acceptance, their widespread adoption and use with [...]

SEAL THE BOX | Treating Sucking Chest Wounds

By |January 20th, 2021|

  With an open chest wound, the victim may develop tension pneumothorax. Tension pneumothorax is the second leading cause of preventable trauma deaths on the battlefield. It is the progressive build-up of air within the pleural space between the lung and the chest wall. As the air in the pleural [...]

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 [...]

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