Med Corner: The Basics of IV Fluids for Emergency Scenarios

THE BASICS OF IV FLUIDS FOR EMERGENCY SCENARIOS

 

Disclaimer: This is meant to be a brief overview and not a detailed guide on IVs. Please seek qualified medical training before attempting any of these steps. 

 

If you are not budgeting for Annual Training from Reputable Folks in Civilian Field/Trauma Medical you are cutting yourself way short.

 

Stuck Pig Medical

Lone Star Medics

 

Backcountry Emergencies: Why Wound Cleaning is One of the Most Important Skills to Know

Backcountry Emergencies: Why Wound Cleaning is One of the Most Important Skills to Know

 

Fundamentals!

They never change.

When the chips are down you can bet that if you execute the Fundamentals your likelihood of success will be vastly improved.

TCCC Twofer: Tactical Field Care, Massive Hemorrhage, and the Blood Sweep

Tactical Field Care, Massive Hemorrhage, and the Blood Sweep

 

Make no mistake, one of the biggest area’s of training that martial civilians neglect is TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care.)

Part 2 of this Excellent series can be found HERE.

Train Hard. Train Realistically and Prepare Accordingly.

Practical/Tactical Medicine: Understanding Blood Types

Quick question: Do you know your blood type?

How about your spouse and your kids blood type?

Do you know if you could donate blood to them if it was an emergency?

Knowing how to stop traumatic bleeding along with understanding blood types and donor compatibility is one of the most important medical skill sets for the martial civilian.

I urge all of you to take a hard look at your medical skill-sets. In particular, TCCC  in treating gunshot and knife wounds using anti-coagulants and/or tourniquets.

What about your trauma kits? Are they stocked and up to date?

Do you carry on your person or in your vehicle a Personal Trauma Kit (PTK)?

These are all good questions better asked NOW than LATER!

“Fortune favors the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur

 

Stay Alert, Stay Armed and Stay Dangerous!