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by zXzGrifterzXz
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: VA recognizes Ketamine as emergency PTSD Treatment
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

Re: VA recognizes Ketamine as emergency PTSD Treatment

Its a lower dose administered over time. No where near the 1-2MG/KG RSI induction dose. Yeah, that’s what I assumed. On a slightly unrelated note, Do AZ protocols have ketamine for use in excited delirium? I know that was a big deal out here in PA when they finally got that approved for the protoco...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Full face respirators
Replies: 6
Views: 1876

Re: Full face respirators

How long were you planning on wearing this and to what capacity were you looking to be able to function? For example, were you intending just to use it to be able to evacuate out of an area or as a wildland firefighting setup? As a provider and a hazmat technician I find myself in a mask/respirator ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New IFAK
Replies: 11
Views: 2837

Re: New IFAK

Leatherman is a quality name, but I'm not big on foldable anything. I can understand that but when they are unfolded they are very sturdy with no movement tolerance. Though honestly I can say I’ve only had an issue with the folding mechanism and it was when a bit of my nitrile glove got caught whil...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New IFAK
Replies: 11
Views: 2837

Re: New IFAK

But I kind of like this one too, my current kit has no shears and I have seen shears as a useful thing I was a feild medic. Shears - six is one. Stock deep. :D Disposable shears can be convenient since they are inherently cheaper and there is less annoyance if you lose them. But I’m the spirit of “...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New IFAK
Replies: 11
Views: 2837

Re: New IFAK

Sorry I’m late to this party but TacMed Solutions has some great stocked kits too. It’s worth a look, their casualty throw kits are great too.

https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/
by zXzGrifterzXz
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: VA recognizes Ketamine as emergency PTSD Treatment
Replies: 7
Views: 2226

Re: VA recognizes Ketamine as emergency PTSD Treatment

That’s interesting, Ketamine can be a powerful but useful tool for us prehospital providers. I’m curious what the dose is for this but from the articles it sounds like it’s a slow IV drip.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wilderness Medical Conference
Replies: 1
Views: 1904

Re: Wilderness Medical Conference

Looks like it could be fun. I'm night work those days but ill see if I can take off.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu May 05, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?
Replies: 59
Views: 12031

Re: Would you eat canned dog or cat food?

Anyone who says "I wouldn't eat (insert non-traditional food here)" just hasn't been hungry enough yet.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FREE online CPR/1st Aid & more
Replies: 16
Views: 1896

Re: FREE online CPR/1st Aid & more

Im not a provider. Nor am I affiliated with Canvas or Save a Life Initiative. The reason I ask is because AHA(The American Heart Association) are the ones who oversee the Heartsaver, BLS, ALS, ACLS , PALS (and a ton of other medical alphabet soup) certifications and courses. This company, National ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FREE online CPR/1st Aid & more
Replies: 16
Views: 1896

Re: FREE online CPR/1st Aid & more

Nice find, checking this out now.

Are you a provider?
by zXzGrifterzXz
Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Guide)
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: Assessment Skills: Abdominal Pain (painiac Essential Gui

Thank you painiac, that is a good quality write-up with a lot of great info. Also thanks to dallas, for the differential diagnosis list. Its always good to keep other possible causes in mind and not focus on your first initial impression as you run the risk of ignoring other possibilities. Only thin...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Wilderness medicine conference review
Replies: 6
Views: 855

Re: Wilderness medicine conference review

Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:When and where is the next conference?
My thoughts exactly, I am sad that I somehow let this slip under my radar. I think I would have enjoyed and learned a lot from this. VXMerlinXV, do you guys have a mailing list I can signup for that has updates and info?
by zXzGrifterzXz
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Behold!
Replies: 27
Views: 3159

Re: Behold!

That is awesome news, Kickass man!
by zXzGrifterzXz
Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Anyone know user Gun_Nut_2k1?
Replies: 9
Views: 1345

Re: Anyone know user Gun_Nut_2k1?

Yes, that news report is correct, I was a friend of Steven's, I purchased many firearms from him over the years, he made me an awesome sheath for my Bushman, he even made me a Kydex holster for my KelTec. Sadly, he passed away last summer. Those of us who were fortunate enough to know him miss him g...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit
Replies: 74
Views: 8764

Re: First "Stab" At Vehicle First Aid Kit

Found this: Blood Pressure (BP) Cuff & Steth Combo $25.95 http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5awAAOSwwbdWO5RV/s-l500.jpg "The Professional's Choice" diagnostic kit includes a professional quality stethoscope and sphygmomanometer. Includes nylon cuff with range markings, standard inflation bulb, calibrat...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Coffee dip pouches
Replies: 12
Views: 1540

Re: Coffee dip pouches

I'm going to order a sample pack of these to play around with on the ambulance during 24hr shifts. Should be fun. :lol: I am going to have to retrain myself though cause this is what their website says. The best way to absorb the energy from each pouch is to swallow the saliva it produces. When you ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......
Replies: 14
Views: 1778

Re: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......

I worked it this year; my first holiday season in EMS. Got to ring in the new year with a pair of drunk teenagers in the back of the boo boo bus. It wasn't too bad, until midnight hit. Then it went batshit nuts. We were close to 100 runs in for the year by 0600. Like you mean your whole service doe...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: We Are Tactical Emergency Medical Services just went on line
Replies: 14
Views: 2234

Re: We Are Tactical Emergency Medical Services just went on

jdev wrote:Request sent from me as well. Especially interested as I just started working in EMS (EMT level).
Welcome, make sure you always try to have a sense of humor. It HELPS!
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......
Replies: 14
Views: 1778

Re: To everyone working tonight and tomorrow in EMS.......

Worked the Power truck(Livin' the BLS life! :lol: )on the 25th and 26th and working tonight into tomorrow. I have a funny feeling I am going to be pushing a lot of Narcan over the next 24 hours. :lol:

Stay safe my friends.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Where to Buy Medical Products: The Definitive Thread
Replies: 235
Views: 85335

Re: Where to Buy Medical Products: The Definitive Thread

Looks like it has been about a year since I last posted here - hope all of you are well and in good spirits. I wanted to give y'all a crack at some NAR W.A.L.K. bags. These are large medical backpacks (no supplies) that NAR sells for $388.99 Definitely not EDC stuff, but they are great for what the...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: putting together a Vehicle Accident Kit
Replies: 53
Views: 5424

Re: putting together a Vehicle Accident Kit

Might be a newb question but is there a halfway decent premade kit for this sort of thing? I know kits are typically overpriced garbage but I've recently moved back to America and have to rebuy all of this stuff so I'm trying to keep it simple. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I'd always recommend ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: We Are Tactical Emergency Medical Services just went on line
Replies: 14
Views: 2234

Re: We Are Tactical Emergency Medical Services just went on

Tossed you a friend request. Looking forward to getting the chance to learn from you guys(in person) someday.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FAK question
Replies: 38
Views: 2760

Re: FAK question

zXzGrifterzXz, I hate to tell you but even in the busiest EMS systems chest seals, needle decompression and tourniquets just aren't used that often. Even with most gsw there is little need for them as most bleeding can be controlled by conventional means and fewer more produce tension pneumos. (The...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FAK question
Replies: 38
Views: 2760

Re: FAK question

Maybe I came accross wrong. What I'm seeing in general is people putting items high on a lost that get a low frequency of use. Honestly, you wont see that around here much, though it is quite common on many other forums. but as I said before, ZS is very different than the average prepared forum. Th...

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