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First Aid

First Aid

 


 

First Aid Kit - At a minimum, you should have a combat field dressing, in a small first aid/compass pouch attached to your suspenders on the left shoulder. Also, you might consider a small first aid kit attached to your pistol belt or ruck. Ready-made IFAK kits are available at most camping stores, and surplus shops.

First Aid Kit - At a minimum, you should have a combat field dressing, in a small first aid/compass pouch attached to your suspenders on the left shoulder. Also, you might consider a small first aid kit attached to your pistol belt or ruck. Ready-made IFAK kits are available at most camping stores, and surplus shops. These should contain:

1. Pouch: attachable to web gear and conspicuously marked.
2. Compression bandage 1 minimum.
3. Assortment of bandages for minor wounds.
4. Tourniquet.
5. Tape (Heavy).
6. Pain medication, OTC.

These are minimum requirements for a basic IFAK. You may include other items as you need, such as needed medications and other items you feel may be beneficial. Other items for consideration are:

1. Decompression needle.
2. IV starter kit w/ catheter needle 14Ga.
3. Blood stopping agents.
4. Suture kit (small

 

Basic First Aid

a. Evaluate a casualty (ABC's –Airway, Breathing, Circulation)
b. Prevent / treat shock
c. Clear an object from the throat
d. Treat / prevent heat stroke and frostbite
e. Treat burns
f. Put on a field or pressure dressing
g. Apply a dressing to an open chest, abdominal, and head wound.
h. Splint a fracture
i. Perform CPR
j. Transport a casualty
k. Basic sanitation, preventative medicine and health maintenance

 



 

 

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