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Are you trained? (Event First Aid)

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by ghbrumbaugh, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. Wolfhunt3r

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    First Aid and CPR I got since my security-days. More recently I got a couple of weeks (I think 7 in total) of emergency care aimed at first responders other than ambulance / EMT.
     
  2. Fisticuffs

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    EMT-B, AHA CPR, AHA CPR Instructor, PHTLS, EMD, EMD Instructor.
     
  3. Ingimar

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    First aid / CPR through my SAR group. I also have TCCC training through tactical LEO.
     
  4. JabbaNoBother

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    Few seasons ago I was member of the National Ski Patrol. Our curriculum was based around an EMT-B course with emphasis on Outdoor Emergemy Care. While we trained for all weather outdoor medical/trauma calls, alot was geared for cold weather with minimal tools for prehospital care.

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  5. MountainMedic

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    I am and have been a paramedic here in Colorado for 5 years and was a EMT for 3 years prior to that. I have worked 911 on the ambulance in Colorado Springs, Denver and Aurora as well as for a couple of fire departments in the area. I currently work as a paramedic in a large ER which is a relatively new role for paramedics. Emergency medicine is simple, and complicated at the same time. Simple in that the concepts of keeping people alive are relatively easy, while complicated in that training, supplies, experience, and skills vary greatly from state to state and person to person. Basic first aid is all the average person really needs to know and basic first aid supplies are all you need to carry. I have a large ALS bag at my house but it is mainly to take care of me, my wife and my children as we live in the country relatively far away from emergency care. I do not carry paramedic supplies in my vehicle and I don't think I have ever stopped at a car accident or any other accident off duty. The reasons for that could make this post 5x longer than it needs to be but lets just say when I am off the clock, I am OFF the clock. Thats not to see I would turn a blind eye to someone in need but for those of us who practice emergency medicine for a living, we like to be done with it when its time to punch out. If anyone has any questions on where to get training or general questions feel free to PM. But my .02 cents of professional advice are this......Learn CPR, Learn first aid, learn how to properly care for a wound and use a tourniquet and carry a tourniquet. The TQ is about the only medical item that you need to carry that WILL save your life. Cheers everyone
     
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  6. WISluggo

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    I appreciate the OP thoughtfulness as it is something I struggled with too. For my mini first aid kit, I used to carry waterproof surgical dressings, but I have no skill set to apply that. No I just stick to the basics as that's all anyone in my party would know how to use.
     
  7. Hammer-V6

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    Mine as well.. I am an ERT member.
     
  8. Chris_1001

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    I have taken some Trauma classes from EMT's. Nothing certified. Prob have 8-10 hours of training. In addition in the past had my CPR and the usual "basic" first aid courses. I took my last trauma class last Sunday.

    So I have a good handle on what to do (and the necessary kit). That said, hope I never need to have to use more than a bandaid.
     
  9. gbjore

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    More or less in charge of compliance for our distribution facility. Hazmat response lead including 55 gallon drums of some pretty nasty stuff. Designated point of contact for all types of heavy equipment accidents or injuries.

    800+ days "lost time" accident free. Level of training... My mom was a nurse.