DO YOU KNOW YOUR FIRST AID

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DO YOU KNOW YOUR FIRST AID

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Post by knockonit » October 12th, 2019, 6:21 am

Well i a was reading some rags, and came across a few nightmare stories of attempts at first aid by very good intended folks, who in reality did not have the skils to address issues at hand.

So my question is, how much do you know about first aid, basic, trauma, gun shot wound, breathing skils.

just curious, I tend to gravitate towards those that know things i don't know, or have a skill set in, not always, but try to.

any great local classes to take to learn how, to, not to ect.
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Post by guardyan_angyl » October 12th, 2019, 8:22 am

I would highly recommend taking at a minimum a Stop the Bleed class. Great free class that covers the use of a tourniquet and wound packing and possibly chest seals depending on the instructor. Another great class is through Independence Training called the IFAK. Glen is a great instructor and teaches off of the TCCC concept of MARCH. With an IFAK on you all the tools you need to save a life are right at your fingertips.

Being a Paramedic and a USCCA Instructor/Training Counselor I have found that teaching their course Emergency First Aid Fundamentals provides a good balance of life saving trauma techniques and recognizing other life threatening emergencies such as a medical condition (heart attack, stroke, diabetic emergency) for the lay person.

And of course CPR is always good. Remember push hard and fast on the chest and keep the beat to the song Staying Alive!

Hope this helps a little bit.
"Do no harm, Do know harm"

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Post by WRMorrison » October 12th, 2019, 9:43 am

I'd be interested in attending a class or two as well. Wilderness first aid, first responder to a vehicle accident, etc....something along those lines. I just wanna know how to keep a person alive long enough for someone that knows WTF they're doing shows up.

I carry a fairly extensive FAK in the bike/truck/home, but only have extremely basic knowledge on how to use it. Myself and a large group of friends came upon a vehicle accident just as it happened a year or so ago. My FAK came in handy, but I didn't. Luckily, we had a (retired) Corpsman with us.

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Post by xerts1191 » October 13th, 2019, 5:54 pm

Glad I was in a profession where we had to have a CPR and First Aid refresher every year for 36yrs. I believe I’ve retained a lot of it?

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Post by Racewin » October 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm

Where are some good places to go for civilian 1st Aid training?

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Post by xerts1191 » October 14th, 2019, 6:50 pm

Red Cross, maybe some local fire depts. offering classes?

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Post by guardyan_angyl » October 14th, 2019, 6:59 pm

"Do no harm, Do know harm"

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Post by Miker12 » October 18th, 2019, 3:53 pm

Racewin wrote:
October 13th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Where are some good places to go for civilian 1st Aid training?
Unless the red cross class is taught by an EMT/Paramedic/ER RN or flight nurse then stay clear of them. They literally have people who have no experience, no patient contact and no reality in teaching their classes. They follow a book and videos. Stay clear.

Can say the same for most other courses.

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Post by knockonit » October 18th, 2019, 3:56 pm

check the 5.11 site they have a class in phoenix, in nov i think, had a notice on it but can't find it now

it very well could have been in oct also. sorry, my compooter skils suck

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