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by Tactical
Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Noob From Pennsylvania
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: Noob From Pennsylvania

Another hell from PGH
by Tactical
Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: new guy
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: new guy

Welcome from the Pittsburgh, PA area.
by Tactical
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Heavy duty Trauma Shears
Replies: 23
Views: 4568

Re: Heavy duty Trauma Shears

Why pay that much when a set for three dollars work the same ... These would work just the same I'm sure. I mean this in the most literal, non-confrontational sense: you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. I've used them and when cutting anything heavier than a T-shirt, the difference ...
by Tactical
Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: How to paint your rifle camouflage
Replies: 33
Views: 5403

Re: How to paint your rifle camouflage

That looks great!
by Tactical
Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

Guess what, looks like it's gonna be Jersey than boys. We will get some dates and I will run them by you guys. There will more than likely be some gunfighters also from Warrior talk. It'll be a cool class, you can make some contacts and learn some good tactics, not to mention the MEDICINE ..... 8) ...
by Tactical
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Heavy duty Trauma Shears
Replies: 23
Views: 4568

Re: Heavy duty Trauma Shears

GanaEMT wrote:It's a shame. I bought a couple pairs of North American Rescue's shears, thinking they'd be great (like their other products). Alas, even they could not overcome the black coating issue. Otherwise good quality, but if they can't cut, who cares?
Cutting is a big part of there job lol.
by Tactical
Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

Read my next book , gotta couple even better ideas in there, and, AND I am teaching in New Jersey and VA area this summer........... Ian, keep me up to date on the Jersey classes. I checked warriortalk, but they only mentioned Georgia... not quite in my area, unlike Jersey. I can probably assure a ...
by Tactical
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Heavy duty Trauma Shears
Replies: 23
Views: 4568

Re: Heavy duty Trauma Shears

GanaEMT wrote:The only shears that have ever given me trouble were any kind of "tactical" shears that have black blades. The black coating makes them very, very dull after just a few uses. Cool looking, but waste of money.
I was just going to say that.

They bought these at work once.
by Tactical
Thu Jan 08, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Stethoscopes
Replies: 45
Views: 3569

Re: Stethoscopes

AlmostJesus wrote:Is there some kind of warranty on the earpieces? One of mine cracked and you cant hear as well with it

They should give you a couple.

You could probably take it to a uniform store or medical supply and they might give you some for free.
by Tactical
Thu Jan 08, 2009 7:08 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Heavy duty Trauma Shears
Replies: 23
Views: 4568

Re: Heavy duty Trauma Shears

My entire set up didn't cost me half of that. Why pay that much when a set for three dollars work the same. The holsters are just as expensive... no thanks. These would work just the same I'm sure. They really don't work the same on things made of heavy leather or some of the protective motorcycle ...
by Tactical
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Heavy duty Trauma Shears
Replies: 23
Views: 4568

Re: Heavy duty Trauma Shears

I'm surprised that you medical people don't know about these robin-shears. They're pretty much the standard in the ER and EMS over here. But for personal use/FAK I would use the cheaper EMT-shears. Their only downside is that there's a lot of difference in performance between brands. I have never s...
by Tactical
Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Heavy duty Trauma Shears
Replies: 23
Views: 4568

Re: Heavy duty Trauma Shears

My entire set up didn't cost me half of that. Why pay that much when a set for three dollars work the same. The holsters are just as expensive... no thanks.

These would work just the same I'm sure.
by Tactical
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

In EMT-B class we were told about this. Its (the technique) part of the curriculum. In the kits our tech school had for class we had plastic that looked like it came off a large trauma dressing package. In addition you can use a cheap poncho, sandwich bag, page protectors, etc. I think the key in e...
by Tactical
Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: PDA's/Software for EMS
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: PDA's/Software for EMS

exon111 wrote:I also use Epocrates but on my iPhone instead of Palm. It's an awesome drug reference and it's completely free.
X2.

I like Epocrates, its a nice program. I like the drug reconginiton it offers.
by Tactical
Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

oleaver wrote:
Tactical wrote:
oleaver wrote: I guess it's always a good idea to have a back-up for the back-up to the back-up to the back up to the back up to the back up
Fixed it for you there lol.
Thanks...I needed that. :lol:
I figured :lol:
by Tactical
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Medical Care after TEOTWAWKI
Replies: 25
Views: 1004

Re: Medical Care after TEOTWAWKI

If I was involved in a situation that I knew someones level of care and they needed to do something that I knew it exceeded his or her scope of practice and i absoutley needed it. If i was comfortable with it, I would let them do it. I am confident in the people I know.
by Tactical
Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

oleaver wrote: I guess it's always a good idea to have a back-up for the back-up to the back-up to the back up to the back up to the back up
Fixed it for you there lol.
by Tactical
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Meeting Room
Topic: Any other Pennsylvania ZSers?
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: Any other Pennsylvania ZSers?

Im in Sutersville.
by Tactical
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

Tac Medic wrote:Read my next book , gotta couple even better ideas in there, and, AND I am teaching in New Jersey and VA area this summer...........
I'm actually interested, could you PM me specifics?
by Tactical
Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: zombie targets i found
Replies: 10
Views: 587

Re: zombie targets i found

LOL

I like "Hanz" the zombie Natzi.
by Tactical
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

Ever asked or ordered the patient to aid in their own care ? "Hold this" "Put your finger there "......Get a little deeper into Tactical Medicine, you'll learn that. So you basically approach with the dressing prepared and your gloves on immediately ready to treat that specific injury ? Without eve...
by Tactical
Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

Depends on the size of the wound, also I'm trying to remember CFA (combat first aid) classes that are about 6 years out of date LOL. True. Even then all you gotta do is modify your dressing. That is an instance when you could use a wrapper of you trauma dressing a burn sheet or something along thos...
by Tactical
Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

I believe the Military ID card / Driver's license does not work...... as mentioned above, isn't pliable....How about the patient's own hand if they are conscious until a proper dressing can be applied by you? .........You guys are making the mistake of believeing that the patent will be unconscious...
by Tactical
Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: a neat trick i learned
Replies: 47
Views: 2369

Re: a neat trick i learned

Shmerlin wrote:A military ID card and/or state drivers licences is can also be used as a field expediant ;)
Does that work?

It doesn't seem like the card would be flexible enough to act as a valve.

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