This is a discussion on Supplies to Treat Gunshot Wounds On Hand? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Double Post...
I do not have any gunshot wound/trauma (GSW) supplies or the skills to use them.
I have at least basic GSW supplies (tourniquet, clotting agent) but no knowledge of their use.
I have at least basic GSW supplies (tourniquet, clotting agent) and basic knowledge on their use but no advanced training.
I have at least basic GSW supplies (tourniquet, clotting agent) and professional training in their use.
I have above and beyond the basic trauma supplies (please elaborate) and no professional training in their use.
I have above and beyond the basic trauma supplies (please elaborate) and professional training in their use.
I have all of the supplies, the training to use them and have used them in a occupational or volunteer basis.
Great thread! After getting a weapon for home defense I bought some 4x4 gauze pads, antiseptic/antimicrobial liquid, and some stretchy wrap to keep at home. I don't take it with me anywhere. I have no training in trauma care.
The info on this thread gives me a place to start building a real kit. Thanks, all.
How the heck did you get an RX for a 14 gauge catheter set? Those are usually used for IVs and I'm pretty sure that you need an RX to have them. Second if one does not know how to do a chest needle decompression I wouldn't suggest that you try it. If you don't stick it in the right place you could lacerate the lung. Even better do it on the wrong side and comprise the good lung.
And believe you me, I would never try to use something like that without knowing what I was doing. I got it so that I have it when I do learn how to use it or for someone who may know how to use it but doesn't have one available.
My mom and I had a good talk about that yesterday. She's a registered nurse and has had to do that a few times and says it freaks her out every time. Something about drilling through bone is just kind of... creepy.
Since I do not have any experience/training in starting IVs I did not get any kind of fluid bags or anything (those I think you DO need a Rx for???) which means I probably won't be doing any IO injections either.
Can you send me the link to where you ordered the needles. All the sites I searched say that they will only sell to someone with an RX.
Thanks for the "like" Lima... you know though, it's true... You need med equip. and some drugs, you can get 'em at the nearest local farm store... inject-able antibiotics... needles and syringes. Not bad to know if you are putting together a SHTF shelter, or maybe even a BOB or a GHB.
Wouldn't do that? wouldn't use animal meds on your own self? Well, in a life or death scenario (SHTF seriously) You'd do it and LIKE it... As an example, I've had a bone infection... you don't want that to happen without medical attention...
Another little known factoid... treat your vet techs kindly... in a national emergency, they are considered fully capable of nursing humans as well... And can legally in a declared emergency...
It could be worse!
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I just looked it up and apparently in some states you do have to have a Rx for needles but in some you don't. Maybe they just saw my shipping state was not a Rx-needed state. I haven't gotten it yet so maybe I'll end up with a phone call asking me for my Rx and that would be that though I did get my order confirmation for it.. hmmmm.
And I wouldn't hesitate to use animal supplies on myself if my life were on the line (or the life of someone I loved)... sometimes the animals are cleaner than we are!