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by colonelklink
Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training Course (CMAST)
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Combat Medic Advanced Skills Training Course (CMAST)

First off I would like to point out that I was an outsider taking this course and I am not in the Army, nor am I a medic. I also gather that they are now discontinuing it because it was a transition course. I was very impressed. The instructors really knew their shit, they were very professional, an...
by colonelklink
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Tourniquet First!
Replies: 45
Views: 1438

Re: Tourniquet First!

The copy of PHTLS(6th Edition) I'm looking at right now says: In the past, emphasis has been placed on the elevation of an extremity and compression on a pressure point(proximal to the bleeding site) as intermediate steps in hemorrhage control. No research has been published on whether or not elevat...
by colonelklink
Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Patient assessment sheets
Replies: 13
Views: 790

Re: Patient assessment sheets

A piece of tape on your pants or a sharpy on your glove works equally well. :)
by colonelklink
Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Needle Decompression Hazards
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: Needle Decompression Hazards

I could be completely wrong but Id imagine you would be hard pressed to find many nurses that do decompressions in the United States. I don't think that sort of thing is really their job, unless they are helicopter based or work strictly in a trauma setting they generally don't do that sort of stuff...
by colonelklink
Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Needle Decompression Hazards
Replies: 17
Views: 672

Re: Needle Decompression Hazards

Good video that identifies the risks, though honestly if you puncture the heart you really fucked up in identifying your land marks. It's not overly difficult if you pay attention to your land marks, which is why its a buddy aid skill(CLS) in the military. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cuotNQPRNc&...
by colonelklink
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Why does this guy have latex gloves on his feet?
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Why does this guy have latex gloves on his feet?

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/do-americans-care-about-british-soldiers.htm Why does that guy have a latex glove on each foot? It's from a link on arfcom, about a british soldier being saved by the american military medical system. I'm not a noob by any means but I have never seen that. The pictu...
by colonelklink
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Help for troops that are to be deployed
Replies: 9
Views: 454

Re: Help for troops that are to be deployed

In addition to the EMT training, they should get the CLS training and the bag along with it, that will provide them with some more substantial training and equipment then add supplies as needed. I read recently that they changed the new CLS bags quite a bit, I don't know if it applies to the Navy/M...
by colonelklink
Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:26 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Possible causes of a sore throat at night?
Replies: 25
Views: 544

Re: Possible causes of a sore throat at night?

Could be HIV. Just sayin.
by colonelklink
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Whats your pain response test?
Replies: 51
Views: 1583

Re: Whats your pain response test?

I volunteered to take an NPA one time and then they started bagging me with it on, after that I vowed to use an NPA on all fakers.
by colonelklink
Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: CMAST Class
Replies: 0
Views: 202

CMAST Class

I'm an EMT-B and Marine Reservist and recently got invited to attend an Army CMAST class but I don't really know what to expect, other than its 4 days and to bring my uniform and body armor. Has anyone taken this that can tell me what its involves?
by colonelklink
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Question about Blackhawk STOMP
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: Question about Blackhawk STOMP

I don't use the blue/red handle bags. I ripped them out and stuffed a bvm in one and a tackle box style tray of meds in the other. They might be useful if you carry a lot of injectibles or have advanced airway stuff, but I don't.
by colonelklink
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Real Life Lifesaving
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Real Life Lifesaving

Looks like a good save. I wonder how of an impact the amount of time spent waiting for the AED to analyze rhythm has on survivability, that's always what kind of makes me feel uneasy because you feel so helpless while its analyzing.
by colonelklink
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: What Bag/Pack Would You Recommend For A First Timer?
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: What Bag/Pack Would You Recommend For A First Timer?

To be honest dude I kind of regret getting my stomp II. I really love the way its organized though. But you could be well suited with a duffle bag style set up. Which is what I kinda wish i had. They have like 15 damn pockets on the outside and all kinds of organization on the inside. Some of them h...
by colonelklink
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Herbal Counters To The Bird Flu
Replies: 21
Views: 653

Re: Herbal Counters To The Bird Flu

naturopathic bullshit IMO.

Ovationman bro it says youve been pending that exam for like 6 months dude. When you gonna test? :P
by colonelklink
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: "The Cube" - My FAK
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: "The Cube" - My FAK

If my post is a little disorganized please forgive me, I'm a little tired. 1. I didn't see any 4x4's or 5x9's. You have all that great bandaging material (ace, roller gauze, kerlix) but no dressings for them. If you dont feel confident with improvising a bandage out of a couple 4x4s or big 5x9 pads ...
by colonelklink
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Almost Jesus's STOMP II
Replies: 7
Views: 2688

Re: Almost Jesus's STOMP II

Werd. We got a wooden spoon, a wooden fork, and a coat hanger for dumpster alley abortions :twisted:

Cant tell if its just the picture but those latex gloves kinda look like they are getting that old dark brittle rubber look.
by colonelklink
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:41 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Transmission of antibodies through whole blood transfusion?
Replies: 23
Views: 1774

Re: Transmission of antibodies through whole blood transfusion?

They will help but the donor blood cant transmit the immunities, once the antibodies in the blood are gone you are vulnerable, because your body doesnt have the memory b cells to clone more antibodies. Thats why they make dead virus vaccines.
by colonelklink
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Lidocane/xylocane
Replies: 32
Views: 1372

Re: Lidocane/xylocane

Well unless they are an EMT-I or IV Tech addon you might ask a paramedic because EMT-B's dont do IV's. You can learn a lot from an experienced medic if you are willing to learn and they are willing to teach.
by colonelklink
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Blazeben's FAK
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

Re: Blazeben's FAK

Me want more 4x4's!
by colonelklink
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Lidocane/xylocane
Replies: 32
Views: 1372

Re: Lidocane/xylocane

The NS isnt too bad but the lidocaine is ridiculously over priced. Some people here will probably criticize you for wanting to learn how to do IV's. It is a neat skill to have though, see if you can find someone knowledgable that can instruct you. Also be aware of the legal ramifications of your act...
by colonelklink
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Combat Triage
Replies: 30
Views: 1006

Re: Combat Triage

It's also worth pointing out that its a small unit, and that they might be more likely to put themselves at risk of exposure to someone they know, rather than a company or platoon sized element where you might get Hep C from the platoon manwhore.
by colonelklink
Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: DaveJohns' multi FAK thread (updated yet again!)
Replies: 21
Views: 6118

Re: Need help with my FAK (updated! new bag, new stuff)

Yea I'd replace pepto with loperamide tabs or at least add loperamide. It's faster and more effective with the shits than pepto is.
by colonelklink
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: gloves
Replies: 25
Views: 3747

Re: gloves

Holy old thread batman.

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