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02-22-2013, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by FTDD View Post
What I'm doing is bandying about the idea of having equipment in trainer's bags because from the reporting that I've seen so far is that everyone involved did a great job handling the situation with what was readily available.

That said, yes, I am wondering why there was no mention of a tourniquet other than a jacket.

As well, all I wanted to confirm was your stance on having that piece of equipment stocked within the trainer's arsenal.

How about I pose the question this way; If they have no purpose built tourniquet in their bag, do you think they should?
Tourniquet's cause alot of harm to the limb, including ALOT of tissue damage. It's probably preferable to death, but when your dealin with a professional's preferable to not cause extensive damage.

I was in the military myself...and I can tell you that quikclot is purely an army thing. Hospitals don't even have it.

And quickclot is designed for gun shot wounds and stabbings. I'm not to sure how useful it would be for an arterial bleed like that.

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