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    Wanting to put together a trauma kit

    I have looked over the options and here are the items I have chose to make a kit of

    North American Rescue CAT tourniquet (For arms and legs)

    roll gauze and Israeli bandages for wound packing (For shoulders and Torso)

    Hyfin vented chest seals (For neck to belt line)

    As I can afford I intend to add a 2nd of everything to my kit

    Opinions or advice?

    What is the opinion on wound packing agents like bleedstop?

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    That's a good start,a clotting agent in sponge and gauze form.I carry both in my truck,med bag and range bag,might be overkill,better safe than wishing you had it!
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    Tale a look at a M17 First Aid Kit or similar CLS bag and what is carried within.
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    Don’t forget the whiskey, rum or vodka.

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    Jgriffin your med kit is usually why I needed mine!
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    I keep Quick Clot Dressings/sponges in our vehicles and both of our personal homes. Death due to excessive blood loss in a trauma is way up on the list of life threatening dangers.

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    [QUOTE=jgriffin1988;7975479]Don’t forget the whiskey, rum or vodka.
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    Definitely carry a second tourniquet. I consider both trauma shears and a nasopharyngeal airway to be essentials, for cutting away clothing and establishing an airway on an unconscious patient, respectively.

    A triangle bandage is another handy item, though I'd consider it to be outside the scope of a ready-access trauma kit. Its main purpose is as a sling, which is very useful in a backcountry scenario where the patient needs to be ambulatory.
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    I'd add a Kotex or two, as well as some tampons. Don't laugh -- they make amazingly good wound dressings and are cheap.
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    Add a package of 8" plastic tie wraps. They come in handy for splinting and immobilizing a fractured arm or leg. Space blanket for warmed in treatment of shock.

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