PREPARED: What medical equipment and skills are required to deal with "combat related" trauma or injuries sustained while protecting yourself or someone else? If we carry and possess the means to utilize lethal force then we should also have the knowledge and skills to sustain or save a life post-altercation. Some things to consider: 1) Understand that performing in-extremis medical care on someone else may be very different than performing on self 2) Have skills and mindset to continue fighting while injured – make sure all threats are gone or finished prior to self/buddy care 3) EDC and stage gear and equipment that will assist you in this process on body, in car, at work, at home. 4) Understand best practices for controlling bleeding/massive hemorrhage 5) Understand what tension pneumothorax is and what viable in-the-field treatment YOU are capable of 6) Verify a clear airway – breathing- and methods for clearing the airway if obstructed 7) Get to a basic first aid class and seek training in a TCCC – Tactical Combat Casualty Care class if you carry a gun, hunt, or go to the range. There are a lot of good training providers out there such as @lonestarmedics @darkangelmedical #activeresponsetraining @northamericanrescue #mdts #training #inextremismedical #tc3 #tccc #edc #training #getsomemedtraining @phlster #flatpack @cleermedical @swat_tourniquet
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