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by zXzGrifterzXz
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FAK question
Replies: 38
Views: 2800

Re: FAK question

You talk about 16 potential limbs in a mult-person car accident. But the truth is this. Tourniquets, chest seals and needles are rarely used. I just think most people don't understand where these items fit in. Ok man, I was trying not to be that guy but who says they are rarely used? And is this st...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: FAK question
Replies: 38
Views: 2800

Re: FAK question

Seen lots of kits on several boards with multiple different tourniquets and chest seals. Pick one kind and learn how to use that one with your eyes closed. Yes, though I can't remember seeing many kits on here with multiple different tourniquets. Maybe multiples of the same one, we see that often. ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Ebola All Over The Place
Replies: 1135
Views: 59807

Re: Ebola All Over The Place

Seems they found plague in some fleas.... in Arizona?! http://www.azfamily.com/story/28724768/fleas-test-positive-for-plague-near-flagstaff?autostart=true It was introduced to the US in the 1900s, I think to control prairie dog populations but possibly by rats on ships. Either way, native rodents a...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: recomendations for a good cheap pulse oximiter?
Replies: 21
Views: 1499

Re: recomendations for a good cheap pulse oximiter?

Dr Jack has the correct opinion, IMHO, in this case. Play out the scenarios in your head: You're short of breath but your SPO2 reads normal. You're still SOB, so go to the hospital. You're short of breath and your SPO2 reads low, you use a treatment and the SPO2 reading goes up, but you don't feel ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I've got a question, now I'm being serious, don't anyone get
Replies: 20
Views: 1702

Re: I've got a question, now I'm being serious, don't anyone

Yea, but are you a card carrying TC3 INSTRUCTOR !?!? I'm not......... Gotta leave though right now and link up with the convoy and escorts, blah , blah, .Then the old IED watch for 90 minutes. Then the "contact right!" Possibilities, then the 112 degree heat, then the incoming fire, blah blah.........
by zXzGrifterzXz
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I've got a question, now I'm being serious, don't anyone get
Replies: 20
Views: 1702

Re: I've got a question, now I'm being serious, don't anyone

TC3 is put on by the NAEMT (not to confused with the NREMT) You are correct, my bad. I got my medical alphabet soup all mixed up again. :) Edit: Yes, the mortality associated with the amount of PowerPoint presentations is quite high. However, where I teach, we run skill stations and multiple field ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV
Replies: 72
Views: 16664

Re: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV

I think the best selling point for PR rehydration would be that - if for some reason hospitals were not an option for some reason (stranded somewhere, whatever...), then PR rehydration supplies are reusable (ok, I know - serious ick ). That IO will work - once. And that is it. Oh don't get me wrong...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I've got a question, now I'm being serious, don't anyone get
Replies: 20
Views: 1702

Re: I've got a question, now I'm being serious, don't anyone

Yeah its totally the new "fancy" certification from NREMT. Its a 16hr class and counts for CE's which is nice but everywhere I have seen it held in the Phoenix metro area involves a lot of "death by powerpoint presentation" and sadly almost no hands on instruction. If you already know your shit you ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:002
Topic: Moving back to PA.
Replies: 3
Views: 2442

Re: Moving back to PA.

Sounds good, thank you.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:002
Topic: Moving back to PA.
Replies: 3
Views: 2442

Moving back to PA.

Anyone still active in SE PA? Moving back to Bensalem/Philly area at the end of this month to take job with Bensalem Rescue Squad and join up with one of the Volunteer Fire Companies. Anything fun going on lately?
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: WWYD Medical Edition - "Stumpy" Steve
Replies: 8
Views: 869

WWYD Medical Edition - "Stumpy" Steve

Another PAW WWYD Medical scenario. In these scenarios you are to assume you are trained to your current level of care and are equipped as you would be normally in a PAW. So for example, if you have have the knowledge, training, and access to an AED then you may use it, but if you do not then you can...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road trailer release
Replies: 38
Views: 2569

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road trailer release

I'll totally watch this, anything Madmax is in my wheelhouse. We have seen what another George--one Mr. Romero--has done with his franchise. I forgive him only because it is his universe to do with what he wishes. *Cough* .......Or George Lucas......... *Cough* Maybe its just a "George thing", thoug...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: C.P.D. file ?
Replies: 2
Views: 466

Re: C.P.D. file ?

Is this a system for keeping track of all of your Continuing Education Certifications and courses you have taken or does it hold your class notes as well? The fun/cool certificates get framed and hung up on the wall in our home office and the rest go into a file in that lives in my safe.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV
Replies: 72
Views: 16664

Re: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV

Juliekins wrote:NO GRIFTER!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is NOT an option!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I swear I would take the horrible pain of an IO Drill boring into my shin or sternum before anything goes into my butt. Just sayin.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV
Replies: 72
Views: 16664

Re: Proctoclysis, austere alternative to IV

Juliekins wrote:I have a question. They typically miss me and stick me 20 times. Last time they had to do a central line which sucked. In a disaster situation, won't many people be dehydrated to some extent, thus making starting an IV incredibly hard?
There is always an IO...... :mrgreen:
by zXzGrifterzXz
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Sucking chest wounds
Replies: 5
Views: 914

Re: Sucking chest wounds

duodecima - Another excellent write-up, thank you. I wonder if Ian has any fun tricks from all his time in the bush. Or anyone know if this sort of post initial treatment situation is covered in Wilderness med classes? ambulanceman - duodecima is right, as EMT level providers, we can't do much past ...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: To poop or not to poop, that is the question
Replies: 27
Views: 4269

Re: To poop or not to poop, that is the question

Awesome write up, thank you for posting. On a related topic... One of the things that has surprised me about pooping is the number of people who die every year due to an associated vasovagal response. I had not dealt much with the elderly and had no idea how common this was. I would say at least hal...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Mon Dec 22, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I need your opinion on developing a First Aid Course
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

Re: I need your opinion on developing a First Aid Course

With Defib Units being the size of shoe boxes now-a-days, I was thinking the may have one on hand. But I'm sure the legalities/regulations over there require none on the work site and you're probably right in there not being a need. But as always, you are the pro so I will refer to your judgement A...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: I need your opinion on developing a First Aid Course
Replies: 14
Views: 1215

Re: I need your opinion on developing a First Aid Course

That looks like a pretty solid list for a two day course. Personally, I find anything more than that on such a short period of time and you end up running into a "Firehose of knowledge" effect where the information is relayed but does not necessarily stick in the student's mind. Only thing I can thi...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Which Antibiotics should I by/stock up on?
Replies: 16
Views: 1683

Re: Which Antibiotics should I by/stock up on?

I'm confused, and just need to learn... why would you go through Mexican Customs when you are basically leaving Mexico and getting back on the cruise ship? Rancher I thought it odd as well given how these things normally work but all the "officials" on the dock in Ensenada were all basically Mexica...
by zXzGrifterzXz
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: SHTF Medical & Hygiene Tips
Replies: 9
Views: 957

Re: SHTF Medical & Hygiene Tips

Sweet mother of pearl......... There are a few true and good points in that list but a lot of them will cause much more harm than good and are based on rumor or "old wives tales" rather than Medical knowledge and fact.



My tip to add "Real Training, Saves Real Lives."
by zXzGrifterzXz
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How do you justify paying $200+ for an EDC blade?
Replies: 93
Views: 8963

Re: How do you justify paying $200+ for an EDC blade?

I don't.


Over a decade ago I paid $20 for a CRKT Crawford Kasper folder that I have carried just about every single day since. Its tough, its easy to sharpen, and it does everything I need.
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Knock-knock? Flu's Here! (US Influenza 2014-15 Season)
Replies: 24
Views: 3053

Re: Knock-knock? Flu's Here! (US Influenza 2014-15 Season)

I got mine back in October. Also, I don't seem to get sick almost ever now that I am in such better shape. Hurray for better health!
by zXzGrifterzXz
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Grifter's Aid Bag
Replies: 51
Views: 22084

Re: Grifter's Aid Bag

s.leinicke wrote:EDIT:
Why asherman over bolin? Is it just cost/comfort?
That's another personal preference one, some people swear by them, some people hate them. At the end of the day, either will work better than most field improvised occlusive dressings and I just have easier access to ashermans.

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