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by medicup
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: TCCC/Combat First Aid
Topic: Kit Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 3749

Re: Kit Recommendations

Here's the inventory for the backpack (equivelant, more or less, to the Level 3 gear listed above) for our TEMS guys. We set the inventory based on the civilian applications our team faces most often; serving high-risk warrants, barricaded subjects and the possibility of the active shooter with mult...
by medicup
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Gear - General Discussions
Topic: Knee pads
Replies: 4
Views: 4378

Re: Knee pads

Love 'em. Once any dynamic clearing is done, if there are casualties I spend a lot of time on my knees working on the patients. Definitely much more comfortable. I don't know about passing out from suddenly "loading" the nerves in your knee, but I can tell you from experience it will give you one HE...
by medicup
Sat May 21, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: TCCC/Combat First Aid
Topic: Favorite dressing?
Replies: 2
Views: 2306

Favorite dressing?

...and no, I'm not asking what you like on your salad :) My TEMS buddies and I are looking around for a new battle dressing to stock our kits with, we've been unhappy with the ones we carry for high-stress situations; too much fine motor control required, small peices that break easily, etc. So I th...
by medicup
Thu May 19, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: TCCC/Combat First Aid
Topic: First Aid
Replies: 17
Views: 14662

Re: First Aid

Some great stuff in here! Thought I'd chime in with some stuff particular to the tactical/CQB environment: 1) It's been argued that in the tactical environment, the A-B-C mnemonic for rapid patient assessment should be changed to C-A-B due to the rate of bleeding injuries. Interestingly, the America...
by medicup
Thu May 19, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: TCCC/Combat First Aid
Topic: Medical Videos
Replies: 6
Views: 10455

Re: Medical Videos

Nice video of weapon placement! Not something we've actually addressed in our TEMS training yet...I smell a training topic! :)
by medicup
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:42 am
Forum: CQB Shooting
Topic: Where do I begin??
Replies: 2
Views: 2602

Where do I begin??

So...our TEMS unit is placed in the weird position of not being authorized to carry for missions (local politics) but being required to qualify with the team to be able to safe weapons to tend to injured operators, etc. (let's not forget the practical aspect of CQB shooting either). The local concea...
by medicup
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Who are you?
Topic: Introduction-New Members Post your Intro Here:
Replies: 403
Views: 220550

Re: Introduction-New Members Post your Intro Here:

My name's Ben. I have no military experience, and wound up in CQB by the backdoor of being a medic. I've been in EMS since 2003 and found my way pretty quickly into the unconventional side of EMS. Currently, I work on an ambulance and also as a TEMS provider for the SWAT team in the local jurisdicti...

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