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  • #16
    Originally posted by Rebrider View Post
    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.
    As long as we're all willing to improve, it can't be anything but valuable.....

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    • #17
      I have sewn mysekf up several times over the years, not to mention the many times I have been sewn up by someone else(14 times at last count for how many times a doctor has done it, 4 time I did it myself). I have lifeguard, cpr, and first aid training(all the certificates have expired though.) I have no wilderness training course cert but I have spent so much time in the woods just eating what I found I feel certain I can live for a while at least.

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      • #18
        I've started something new in my home kit, my Bug Out/Get Home Bag, and the kit at work. I now have separate first aid kit and trauma kit. The trauma kit is very simple and has the big stuff for real big boo-boos. This way the band-aids, lip balm and pepto tabs don't get in the way.
        If it looks ignernt, but it works, then it ain't ignernt.

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        • #19
          I'm an EMT Basic (13 yrs) here in Michigan. I feel confident I could handle most basic injuries when TSHTF, but would sure like to learn more to prepare for taking care of injuries that would normally require an emergency room. (Open wounds requiring stitching, gun shot wounds, etc.) Am looking into reading materials that might provide me that education. Can anyone suggest?

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          • #20
            Well, I'm not certified anymore, but I used to have (within 5 years) CPR and Ski Patrol Certs. Ski patrol is good for rescue and triage, but mostly we're trained to extricate, wrap and ship to the nearest hospital. I also work p/t as a vet assistant, which can translate sometimes to the human scene. I've yet to see a person have to have quills removed from their face, but I've taken them out hands. I'ts usually fishhooks in faces. (Watch that backcast!)I've had a couple of kids, delivered many puppies and kittens and have studied a bit of midwifery. I really enjoy that part of my job.

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            • #21
              yes .... super glue , My fingers crack really bad during the winter months and thats what i use on the problem... so even if theres no bleeding, it still works... great stuff!

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              • #22
                Thought I would just throw in as a response. Ex Marine (0352) Full time Lieutneant firefighter /EMT (ex medic) ACLS,PALS,NALS,BTLS, Tactical Medic ( was assigned to a SWAT team) Police Adademy grad. Rescue Diver (DRI & PADI cert). HAZ MAT and Fire Investigator Certs.

                more than willing to swap info or provide assistance.

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                • #23
                  Glad to have you around group2lt. Welcome to Xcolony, hope you enjoy it here as much as we do!
                  Wolverines!!!:D

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                  • #24
                    I like the super glue concept and I agree that it works well. Another alternative is the glue that ladies use on their fake nails, equally as strong on skin BUT is also has an antifungal agent so as not to cause nails to rot.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by free2bme View Post
                      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.
                      Available from the govt book store for $59.00 at http://bookstore.gpo.gov/actions/Get...08-070-00810-6
                      As Zombie Axe would say...
                      "Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty."

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                      • #26
                        If we're still posting credentials on this thread.............EMT/I, HazMat Tech, USAR Rescue Specialist, FF2 and a bunch of others that I forget right now. Anyway, I've been in the helping people business for about 15 years now and while I haven't seen it all, some of what I have seen I'd rather not see again. If I can be of any assistance as it relates to any of my training let me know!

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                        • #27
                          Hey, haven't been around for awhile. Ian McDevitt here, Tactical Paramedic, CCEMTP, currently running Intercepts around the New Haven / Bridgeport area. Street Paramedic for 20 years+, all the usual certs, Tactical Medic for 10 years, Wrote the book TACTICAL MEDICINE just finishing new one BTW, Three trips overseas as Remote Medic, set up the Tactical Medical response for the US Embassy in Kabul in '03. Advised everyone from our alphabet agencies to foreign SF Units. Wilderness Medic for World Survival Institute in Tok, Alaska when Chris Janowsky (God Bless 'em) was around. Former officer (AIRBORNE) light infantry in the Army Reserves years ago also.......blah, blah, blah, any questions, just ask.

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                          • #28
                            Great post and info Ian, people should take advantage of his vast knowledge
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                            • #29
                              I'd love to write some stuff up for you guys. I can do either Tactical or Wilderness. Right now I am writing some stuff for a Scandanavian (sp?) "group". But, E-mail me Brother and I have a few ideas for here.

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                              • #30
                                Ian check your private messages on here
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