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  • Stitching it up....

    Well, here I am...your First Aid forum MOD.:cool:

    I know this is an important topic for survival and everyday life. If you have good resources, or some experience to draw upon...share your marbles.:rolleyes:

    I am a former National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, Intermediate - with ACLS, HAZMAT-FR, and Field Tech III, certifications.

    Again, first aid knowledge should be acquired and applied for everyday life as well as survival preparation...don't forget to practice, when you can, and constantly train your mind, and seek out new knowledge and applications.

    Let's keep the forum going strong with good discussion, some opinion, and a little fun every now and then....remember: Humor really is the best medicine!:D

    I'll probably start with merging a few of the threads that are older,or have similar subjects, just to do a little housekeeping and get it less chaotic.:eek:

    If you see a thread already started that has the same subject matter you're interested in...consider posting in an existing thread, rather than "rubber stamping" topics. But hey, it's a free country (for now)...if you think you have a new spin and gotta get it out, put it out.:cool:

    Thanks for your time and...
    Last edited by Big_Saw; 01-02-2009, 03:16 PM.
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    I would also like to open this thread to any member who has training or certification in first aid, emergency medicine, health care, etc....

    List your certs, degrees, experience, etc. -and what you would like to add to your medical skill set.

    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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    • #3
      Where's The Training?

      This thread looks a bit bleak Big Saw. As far as I am concerned this is one of the most important things that any survivalist should know. I have just basic training in first aid and cpr. I have extinsive knowledge at vetenary practices and many times this carries over to working on people. My wife was a peramedic on an ambulance for a time and makes up for a bunch of knowledge I do not have.

      I think every person here should at the very least get their first aid /CPR training. Come on guys what do you have?

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      • #4
        OK First off I have been retired for a while now so all of my certs are exp. but I still have the skills! I was a South Carolina cert Paramedic with ACLS inst. PALS inst. Extrication inst. CPR inst.and first responder inst!..........So if you have any questions please feel free to ask! oh yea I worked full time in EMS for 15 years!:eek::eek:
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        • #5
          kinda low level but

          I've got my basic first aid, adult child infant cpr, aed, oxygen, and also have my wilderness first aid certification and am thinking about an emt class or two if i can work it into my current course load. i'm also a lifeguard, and have sowed(sp?) myself up on a regular basis when it was required, and its worked out pretty well so far. i also doctor on the family horses and critters in general, although the usefulness of this to a survival situation when you arent mounted or possessed of livestock is probably negligible.

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          • #6
            Wow...it's about time some of you guys responded....thanks for your posts, and it's good to know that me and cprdummy aren't the only guys interested or trained....

            BTW...IMHO, animal medics are superior to EMs, in that they have greater knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and homeopathy on average, than most medics. The only advantage that an EM has is superior familiarity w/the human PX.

            I'm currently taking an online study of veterinary medicine, not to practice, but to really broaden my ability to treat all animals....after all, what are we?
            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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            • #7
              Medic here.... I have ACLS, BTLS, PALS, CONTOMS and 11 years as a certified Paramedic. Not to mention hazmat tech, advanced firefighter certificate and intermediate LEO.
              Last edited by ryantx23; 01-23-2009, 09:11 AM. Reason: Screwed the post up.... Go figure!
              Wolverines!!!:D

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ryantx23 View Post
                Medic here.... I have ACLS, BTLS, PALS, CONTOMS and 11 years as a certified Paramedic. Not to mention hazmat tech, advanced firefighter certificate and intermediate LEO.
                Oorah!!...good to know...;)
                "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                • #9
                  O-kay Big Saw, I've been holding back on this one because its a burn out subject for me. I have been in the med field about 30 years now and as a Respiratory Therapist I work all over the hospital doing lots of things such as keeping people alive with respirators and working in the ER with chest tubes and trach tube insertion. A Respiratory has a lot do with anesthesia and can sleep people.. List your questions and needs as there are many field substitutes that work. Amputation to Ether anesthesia and yes treating a gunshot wound (if treatable). My thread on basics covered some stuff for babies and children nutrician and some medicine. Yall ask away or tell me which subjects to write about. PHR
                  THE LARGER THE CITY THE FASTER IT FALLS

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by PHR View Post
                    O-kay Big Saw, I've been holding back on this one because its a burn out subject for me. I have been in the med field about 30 years now and as a Respiratory Therapist I work all over the hospital doing lots of things such as keeping people alive with respirators and working in the ER with chest tubes and trach tube insertion. A Respiratory has a lot do with anesthesia and can sleep people.. List your questions and needs as there are many field substitutes that work. Amputation to Ether anesthesia and yes treating a gunshot wound (if treatable). My thread on basics covered some stuff for babies and children nutrician and some medicine. Yall ask away or tell me which subjects to write about. PHR
                    I completely understand the burn out...I haven't practiced anything beyond field medicine in years.....and that only because it's a requirement for the PC firm I part-time for....but, for lack of a better substitute, we with the experience and credentials are "the experts" that our XC community will rely upon when they need pertinent info.....we're also likely to be the experts, should TSHTF, so burn out, or no, we need to start firing those old synapses, too...
                    "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                    "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                    • #11
                      Don't worry there are First Aid post to come. I'll work on one for tonight. PHR
                      THE LARGER THE CITY THE FASTER IT FALLS

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                      • #12
                        Medical handbooks

                        I am new to this and this is my wifes lame name not mine. She and I have been of this mind set for a while and never knew there was a site dedicated to it. I am a special forces medic and currently am stuck as a CQB instructor in SWC. I just want to pass on that there is a great book issued out to special operations medics called the special operations medical handbook. It has everything from signs and symptoms to setting up a primitve base camp. It even has sections for minor surgury and recomended gear for deployments. I recomend this to all. I saw a few on ebay for cheap. It will be a flip up type book with metal rings in the top usually black although I saw a red one on there.
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                        • #13
                          First off welcome to the site, please go to introductions and post an intro, and your skill sets etc

                          Second thank you for your service!

                          3rd awesome skill set to have, I'm envious and hope someday to learn 1/10th of what you know.

                          Be sure to check out the carolina get together info in the S.E region section

                          oh and i will be looking for that book you mentioned
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by free2bme View Post
                            I am new to this and this is my wifes lame name not mine. She and I have been of this mind set for a while and never knew there was a site dedicated to it. I am a special forces medic and currently am stuck as a CQB instructor in SWC. I just want to pass on that there is a great book issued out to special operations medics called the special operations medical handbook. It has everything from signs and symptoms to setting up a primitve base camp. It even has sections for minor surgury and recomended gear for deployments. I recomend this to all. I saw a few on ebay for cheap. It will be a flip up type book with metal rings in the top usually black although I saw a red one on there.
                            Ditto on the intro, Bud.....and I use that book nearly exclusively in my field kit when I need a quick ref...good pick.
                            "I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -Thomas Jefferson

                            "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." -Frederic Bastiat

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                            • #15
                              Over the years I have had various training in first aid. things like wound care, shock, cpr,
                              stopping bleeding and such. I've been retired for 4 years now, but still retain a lot of the things I've learned.
                              You can't get here from there. ;)

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