First AID for gunshot wounds

First AID for gunshot wounds

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    First AID for gunshot wounds

    Here are some videos I found on dealing with gunshot wounds.

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    I have used TacMedSolutions as a vendor for some items used by our team medics... videos are good little updates. Thanks, I haven't been to their site in a while.
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    I searched deeper into this web sight and looked at their blogs. There is some real interesting stuff on here. What interested me most was the recommendation to pack the wound as apposed to just applying direct presser.

    I was taught to apply direct pressure. These articles suggest that direct pressure may not get the job done, due to internal bleeding. I'm not a doctor but it makes sense that packing the wound to the bone would cause the bleeding to stop on internal injuries. Although I wander if somebody could do this if they were applying self aid? It doesn't seem likely.

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    Thanks, I think I'll be adding some of these videos to my SABC class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudoJake View Post
    I searched deeper into this web sight and looked at their blogs. There is some real interesting stuff on here. What interested me most was the recommendation to pack the wound as apposed to just applying direct presser.

    I was taught to apply direct pressure. These articles suggest that direct pressure may not get the job done, due to internal bleeding. I'm not a doctor but it makes sense that packing the wound to the bone would cause the bleeding to stop on internal injuries. Although I wander if somebody could do this if they were applying self aid? It doesn't seem likely.

    In my 1st Responder Training we were taught to never put anything thing in a wound...always use direct pressure, then elevation, then pressure points, then tourniquets. But we will most likely have the advantage of not being shot at and a hospital being only a few miles away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceKeepr View Post
    In my 1st Responder Training we were taught to never put anything thing in a wound...always use direct pressure, then elevation, then pressure points, then tourniquets. But we will most likely have the advantage of not being shot at and a hospital being only a few miles away.
    My training was similar. I suspect a very severe wound would benefit from packing - or any significant wound far from aid - such as a battlefield or isolated area.
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    Yea I agree that some of these videos are for people who are a long way from medical treatment. The question is what is the definition of a long way from medical treatment. I am personally going to look into this further. I know a few doctors and nurses that I'm going to talk to.

    In my job it is possible to have to wait thirty minutes for an ambulance if you have been shot, and that's after they have been dispatched and are in route. I work in some heavily populated areas and also out in the sticks. Despite my training I wonder if it would be appropriate for self or buddy aid, if an ambulance was a long ways off? I don't know.

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