My Trauma Bag

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My Trauma Bag

Post by TheFreakinBear » Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:52 pm

Ok Folks...I've finally managed to get my Trauma bag up and ready and I know I'm missing things but some of the things I've gotta find so I can put them in there as they are buried under a bunch of stuff in a duffle bag somewhere. Anyway, on with the pics!!

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Here's the bag itself all closed up. I'm thinking of adding a couple pouches on the side with tourniquets and stuff.


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Here's the bag opened up so you can see everything inside of it.


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Here's the guts:

Kerlix, Kerlix, Kerlix, Kerlix, Kerlix,Kerlix, Kerlix, Kerlix
SAM Splint
2x Triangular Bandages
2x Large Field Dressings
Waterjel Burn Dressing
2x Ace Wraps
Auto-Suture Kit
Suture Removal
4x Izzy Dressings
4x Rolls of Tape
4x Gauze Pads
2x Syringes to flush wounds if able


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CPR Mask
4x Transeals
4x Asherman Chest Seals
SAM Splint
15x Bandaids
Medical Gloves
2x Smaller Field Dressings
Pain Reliever
2x Small Burn Dressings
Scalpel :twisted:
CAT (Upper Left Corner)


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2x Coban Tape
CAT (Combat Application Tourniquet)
Hydrocortizone Cream
Topical Anesthesia Ointment
Bacitracin Zinc Ointment


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New and improved bag with two additional pouches on side to hold:
CAT
Kerlix
Hydrocortizone Cream
Topical Anesthesia
Bacitracin Ointment
Scalpel
Bandaids

Any help is appreciated. Let me know what you think!
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:28 pm

I'm going to add pictures of the FAK I've got with my BOB. I've got a tri-fold medical bag with various things in it and then I have about 5 pouches on the outside of my BOB for trauma incidents too as I can't carry the trauma bag w/ my BOB so I've got it in parts. Anyway, stay tuned for that...that'll probably be tomorrow night's task
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Post by Gunny » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:37 pm

Don't be afraid to take your gear out of its wrapper.

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Sun Oct 14, 2007 9:45 pm

I'm afraid too, I really am. I don't want to worry about contaminating the parts that should otherwise be sterile.

Thank God you've finally looked at this... Anything I should add?
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Post by crypto » Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:16 pm

Unless you're packing it into a wound, it just needs to be clean. Sterile is not a requirement for first aid.
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Post by Caenus » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:19 pm

Nice bag freakah

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Post by Gunny » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:31 pm

Just keep in mind that this is a trauma bag. You've got a great trauma bag but a pretty crappy IFAK.

You don't have anything to treat the day to day injuries, maybe you should work on that?

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:38 pm

Roger that. I've a few things I should probably add but what would you all recommend for a IFAK besides the typical bandaids, antibiotic ointment?
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Post by L1Z4RD » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:41 pm

Check out Gunny's FAK for ideas, you can look at mine, too, but Gunny has a cooler bag. 8)
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:44 pm

Duh!...Thanks Lizard!!! L33T!!
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Post by Gunny » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:59 pm

Yep, look at my bag for a good idea.

TFB bring your bag and sarah's bags tomorrow and I'll set'em up.

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:09 pm

Roger that. I'll make sure they are in tow. I'll call you in the AM when I'm on my way. I've got stuff for you too so...yeah, I'll have that in tow as well.
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Post by Citizen Simon » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:25 pm

Pays to have access to the army supply system eh? Nice bag.

I am either way with wrappers. On one hand, whatever cut/went into the person you are working on was not sterile, so they are getting antibiotics either way, but on the other hand it only takes a second to take a wrapper off. If someone's family sees you pull a bag that has been in the bed of your truck the last 50,000 miles and rip out tan colored gauze they may have some reservations about letting you treat. So, it's up to you. I am sure the civilian medics here will say wrapper, and you will (likely) be working on civilians, so wait for their input. Maybe a wrapper/nowrapper thread should be started? I will make one.
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:38 pm

Doc Simon wrote:Pays to have access to the army supply system eh? Nice bag.
Yeah....goes both ways huh Doc?
Doc Simon wrote:Maybe a wrapper/nowrapper thread should be started? I will make one.
Not a bad idea because there really is a lot to discuss about that. I would think that even though there's an open wound and that the wound is probably not going to be sterile and antibiotics are going to be used; I would still like to keep everything else as clean as possible. Just my two cents...
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Post by Obiwan » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:33 pm

I think it also depends on how often the bag gets used

My climbing bag got some use on almost every outing

So some dirt managed to sneak into it almost every trip...along with some chalk :)

So stuff that wasn't wrapped up slowly got filthy and had to be replaced..if only for my peace of mind (along with hosing out the bag)

If your bag is more of a just-in-case than a working bag then stuff would likely stay pretty clean until TSHTF
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:52 pm

UPDATE:

Since this thread was started, I've added a variety of different sized bandaids, some different means of cleaning small cuts, wounds, a small roll of gauze, some smaller tape, some popsicle sticks for splinting fingers, and a few other things I can't remember right now. I've picked up a stomp II from Tac Medic which I should have in about a week or so and then I'll post it on here and also the THROW DOWN THREAD!!! :evil: :twisted:
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:28 pm

The Front Pocket

2 CATS, Purell Hand Sanitizer, 2 Ace Wraps, 2 Syringes, 2pr Medical Scissors, Rite in the Rain Pen, 2 Scalpels, Popsicle sticks for splinting, 2 NPAs (I have more, just not pictured), 2 Epi Pens, 2 Oxygen Tank Wrenches
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4 Rolls of Kerlix, 4 Izzy Bandages
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6 6x6 Gauze Dressings, 1 Abdominal Dressing, 1 Rite in the Rain tablet
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Wrist Splint, SAM Splints
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1 Bendable Thin Splint (For Fingers, etc.)
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Catheters, Syringes, Bendable Thin Splint, Surgical Tape, BP Cuff, Stethoscope, Antibiotic Cream, 4 small rolls of gauze, cotton swabs, and catheter locks.
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Post by Ovationman » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:21 pm

Now that is one Great Trauma bag I have to say.

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Post by elricfate » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:24 pm

Great bag. But where did you pick up the pack? :-)
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Post by TheFreakinBear » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:24 pm

ovationman wrote:Now that is one Great Trauma bag I have to say.
Thanks. I tried to make it practical, stuff that I would be more likely to use. Although the BP Cuff and Stethoscope are probably worth getting rid of and I probably won't use, I have them and thought I would throw them in anyway.
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Post by Ovationman » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:26 pm

Do you have any ALS training?

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Post by TheFreakinBear » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:29 pm

ovationman wrote:Do you have any ALS training?
I took the Army's Combat Lifesaver Course which many will say is laughable but is actually pretty good despite what they say.
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Post by Ovationman » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:56 pm

I belive you though I bet your glad you dident have to deal with the old Army first aid kits.

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Post by The Highwayman » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:15 pm

Well, it's about damn time!!!! :wink:


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Too bad your 5 friggen days too late for the THROWDOWN!!!!!!!! Seems reeeaaalllll convenient you were too late for entering; It wouldn't have anything to do with you with being "SKEERT", now would it?!?!?!


Wait! I forgot!! You are US Army, chAirbourne!!!

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Seriously though, nice looking kit! Just curiously, do you know how to administer catheters, and I.V.s, etc.? If so, good for you!

If not, get some training, ASAP!!!

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