Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)

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Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Post by AnotherVersion » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:43 pm

Paragon wrote: There's really nothing further to discuss -- I think that you're confusing the terms ventilation with compression.

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Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Post by Tac Medic » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:11 pm

Relax. Stick to the topic.....................Murph, if we helped you, that's cool. Any further questions Murph, just E-mail me.

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Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Post by Murph » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:07 pm

Okie Dokie... I'm looking to address this kit over this weekend, and hopefully come up with a little shopping list to improve it (and hopefully not break the bank.)

I'm Keeping:
Shears
TQ
Gloves
1 Field Dressing / Cravat (Multi-use item)
Izzy
CPR Shield (It takes up virtual no room)
Emergency Blanket (My original thoughts were concerning shock)

I'm Ditching:
Gauze
3x3's
Water Proof Tape
Alcohol Wipes
1 Field Dressing

I'm Adding right away:
Sharpie
Sterilizing Wipes
ABD Pad

I'm Adding soon:
QuikClot / Celox / (Some hemostatic)
HALO dressings
H-Bandage / OLAES / Another Izzy
Kerlix / PriMed Gauze

I may add in the future:
North American Rescue 14g Needle

How does that plan sound?
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Post by Jorian » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:09 am

FWIW, here's our Range Bag Medical Add-On. We also have kits for Rangemasters/Commercial ops, but this is the one most individuals prefer:
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It has this GSW stuff:

1 - 2" x 10yds Durapore Adhesive Tape
1 - Nasopharyngeal 28 Fr airway w/ lube
1 - Petrolatum Impregnated Gauze 3" x 9"
2 - Pairs Bear Claw Nitrile Gloves, size Large
1 - CELOX A Applicator1 per/pkg
1 - Combat Casualty Card - State Dept
1 - EMT Shears, Neon Orange 5.5"
1 - NAR S-Rolled Gauze - 4.5" x 4.1yd
1 - Mediwash Eyewash 4 oz.
1 - Mini Sharpie Marker
1 - Resuci Face Mask
3 - Sani-Hans Antimicrobial Hand Wipes
1 - SOFTT-W Generation 3 Tourniquet, Black
1 - Thin Cinch Bandage

And Boo-Boo supplies:

8 - 1” X 3” Adhesive Strips
4 - Knuckle Bandages
2 - 2” x 3” Fabric Oval Pads
4 - Packets of 2ea 2” x 2” Sterile Gauze
6 - Packets of 2 Ibuprofen Tablets
3 - Antibiotic Ointment Unit Dose
6 - BZK Antiseptic Wipes

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Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Post by Veritas » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:24 pm

I still think you need a stethoscope, especially if you plan on putting a needle in there. Even one of those disposable ones from an isolation cart would be better than nothing. If you were a med student, you would be shot and killed for not having a stethoscope on trauma call. Plus, I wouldn't want to explain to someone later on that I made a clinical decision without as much clinical information as possible, because "it was too noisy to use my stethoscope."

I also like the idea of a BP cuff, but I realize the size may be prohibitive, even though they are small.

I don't get why you are ditching the tape. It would be very useful. Do you plan on getting a different kind of tape, or removing it all together?

Everything else sounds smart. Glad to see you keep the face shield.
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Post by Murph » Sat Jan 15, 2011 6:08 pm

A little update on how things have slowly been progressing.

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We have:
CAT Tourniquet
Medical Shears
Sharpie
Sterile Wipes
Cloth Tape
Gauze Wrap
QuikClot Combat Gauze
Israeli Bandage
Cravat / Sling
Nitrile Gloves (Two Pairs)

I'm still missing a few things, but it's getting there. As for the green MOLLE Pouch, it's still around, but the contents are half gutted. My plan is to order a few more items, so they both can stand alone on their own. Here's the ideal wish list for both:

1x Sharpie
1x Medical Shears
2x Nitrile Gloves
1x Medical Tape
2x Compression Bandage (H Bandage, Izzy, etc.)
2x H&H PriMed Gauze (Or Kerlix, etc.)
1 pair x Chest Seal (HALO, Hyfin, Asherman, etc.)
2x Hemostatic Trauma Gauze (QuikClot, Hemcon, Celox, etc.)
1x Full Sized Tourniquet (CAT, SOFT, etc.)
2x SWAT-T Tourniquet (space saving backups)
1x Nasopharyngeal Airway
1x 14g Decompression Needle


Any insights, or suggestions?
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Post by Gingerbread Man » Sat Jan 15, 2011 8:02 pm

I'm working on my GSW/major trauma kits as well. Nice thread. Only thing I can recommend is to get a sharpie that doesn't require a cap. I have some that click like a regular pen. No cap to lose.
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit

Post by Murph » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:11 pm

Regular Guy wrote:I'm working on my GSW/major trauma kits as well. Nice thread. Only thing I can recommend is to get a sharpie that doesn't require a cap. I have some that click like a regular pen. No cap to lose.
Yeah, that's not a bad idea, not because of losing a cap, but because you use it one handed. I'll have to pick some up at the store.
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by thorian » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:21 pm

I would add a multi trauma dressing
2 5x9 AD Pads
a sterile burn sheet
and 10 packs of 4x4's
toss in 2 eye patches and it sounds like you got the trauma bag we have on the engines.
That would treat 1 patient for 1 major trauma.
some form of CPR barrier just because the PT will puke
and at least another pair of gloves.
2 triangle bandages for making a sling and swath/head bandage etc
2 inch cloth tape
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by INzombiehunter » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:38 pm

hey Murph, just curious: where are you purchasing your items at?
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Murph » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:51 pm

INzombiehunter wrote:hey Murph, just curious: where are you purchasing your items at?
Some of it is from my local CVS, other stuff is from ZS members.
And I plan on putting in an order to Rescue Essentials soon:
http://www.rescue-essentials.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

That's why it's been so slowly built up.
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Murph » Thu May 17, 2012 9:33 pm

From Medium to Small, and back to Medium... I guess that's how things go.

Here's everything laid out:
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Duct Tape
Nitrile Gloves
H&H Compressed Gauze
Field Dressing / Cravat / Sling (Whatever you want to call it)
Emergency Blanket
The "H" Bandage (New version that's flat)
Petroleum Gauze
HALO Seals
QuikClot Combat Guaze
Sharpie (With duct tape wrapped)
Shears
CAT TQ (There's two, one isn't pictured.)


And then packed up:
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I'm very happy with how all this turned out.
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Murph » Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:04 am

Some minor updates:

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Re: Murph's GSW Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Browning 35 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:32 pm

Murph wrote:Some minor updates:
Just curious, what'd you add?
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Re: Murph's GSW Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Murph » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:30 pm

Browning 35 wrote:
Murph wrote:Some minor updates:
Just curious, what'd you add?
Nothing really. One "Emergency Action" card and also Emergency Contact Information in case something happened to me. Wanted to show how the two TQs are on the front and the new high vis orange pull cords.
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Re: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Browning 35 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:20 pm

Murph wrote:
Browning 35 wrote:
Murph wrote:Some minor updates:
Just curious, what'd you add?
Nothing really. One "Emergency Action" card and also Emergency Contact Information in case something happened to me. Wanted to show how the two TQs are on the front and the new high vis orange pull cords.
Cool, thanks.

I couldn't see any difference between the two pics besides the paracord other than only one tourniquet being in the pic, but you'd already said that. Looked at each pic 3-4 x's, couldn't tell, was scratching my head and figured I'd just ask.
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Re: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Murph » Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:39 am

So to update this on some other changes I've made...

Replacements:
Orange Paracord -> Red Paracord
CAT TQs -> SOFTT-W Gen3
Black Gloves -> Tan Gloves
QC Gauze -> QC LE Gauze (Z-Folded & Vacuumed)

Additions:
Nasopharyngeal Airway (NPA) (28 Fr)
M-Tech Utility Cutter (MT-668)
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Re: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Purple_Mutant » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:48 am

I like the booboo pouch. It's a nice idea to keep your booboo kit separate from your heavy duty stuff. What's the pouch you used for the booboo kit? Once my Condor rip-away EMT lite comes in, I think I may want to stick a small booboo pouch on it.

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Re: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Murph » Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Purple_Mutant wrote:I like the booboo pouch. It's a nice idea to keep your booboo kit separate from your heavy duty stuff. What's the pouch you used for the booboo kit? Once my Condor rip-away EMT lite comes in, I think I may want to stick a small booboo pouch on it.

This is why I love ZS; I get such great ideas from everyone. :awesome:
I dunno who made the one that I have, but it's available here:
FULL: http://www.majorsurplus.com/Majors-Sold ... C2365.aspx
EMPTY: http://www.majorsurplus.com/Mil-Spec-So ... C2365.aspx
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Re: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Purple_Mutant » Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:13 pm

Murph wrote:
Purple_Mutant wrote:I like the booboo pouch. It's a nice idea to keep your booboo kit separate from your heavy duty stuff. What's the pouch you used for the booboo kit? Once my Condor rip-away EMT lite comes in, I think I may want to stick a small booboo pouch on it.

This is why I love ZS; I get such great ideas from everyone. :awesome:
I dunno who made the one that I have, but it's available here:
FULL: http://www.majorsurplus.com/Majors-Sold ... C2365.aspx
EMPTY: http://www.majorsurplus.com/Mil-Spec-So ... C2365.aspx

Groovy! Doe that pouch have any MOLLE straps or anything on the back?
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Re: Murph's GSW Blow Out Trauma Kit (Updated Page 2)

Post by Murph » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:17 am

It's got a belt loop on the back. It's about as old as ALICE gear. I ziptied it to the PALS.
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"When planning, prepare for the most likely, and then the most catastrophic."
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