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Tactical Med Kits

I'm looking for some ideas for tactical medic kits for our TEMS. What are you experiences, do you buy pre-stocked kits or seperate?

Started by Jody Wheet Jun 24, 2011.

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Comment by Ed Bogart on February 8, 2011 at 4:44pm
Rural patrol Deputy here EMT-B training
Comment by Brian Foy on February 12, 2011 at 12:53pm
Been working on a maritime tactical medic program and wondering if anybody else out there has had any maritime operational experience as a medic. Seems that the piracy issue has been continuous and teams deployed should have a medic assigned also if your team is covering any body of water where ships sail through should be efficient at tactics on a ship and also medical rescues, similar to urban CQB but also has a lot of differences, not all rooms are 4 walls. Be safe
Comment by Ed Bogart on May 14, 2011 at 10:12am
I think any team, whether rural (ie countryside), metro or maritime should have a medic or at least medic trained personnel assigned.
Comment by Brian Foy on May 14, 2011 at 10:19am

Ed,

See if you can attend a PHTLS/TCCC course , a lot of great info and will enhance your skills, just remember that whatever you do as a medic it must be approved by your medical director.

Comment by Michael LoSchiavo on August 5, 2011 at 3:38pm
Anyone here issuing or using tourniquets for their Patrol Officer's,or using the Oleas Bandages or Israele battle bandages? If so what training are you putting them through? Thank you in advance! 
Comment by Brian Foy on August 6, 2011 at 11:55am
The guys I work with carry Tourniquets and they have to attend either TCCC or some form of that training which also cover hemorrhagic agents. I also carry for my own kit a couple Oleas bandages, I like them and find their extras very useful. If you do not have a formal class to attend then you can find a medic to cover the items you are wanting your people to carry but I think training first before carrying anything is a must. Be safe...
Comment by Michael LoSchiavo on August 6, 2011 at 1:15pm
Thank you Brian. We ran our guys through several in service training stints,  and are ordering the equipment this week. The plan is to co-train with any firearms dates to serve as dual purpose time. We are not utilizing a clotting agent as of yet however (I do carry my own though)
Comment by Brian Foy on August 6, 2011 at 6:13pm
We run scenarios of the worst case in the most difficult positions, also practice taking each other gear off, found out our guys had never worked that before and it was an eye opener.

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