These items will fit in a small IFAK and will provide necessary life-saving options. While I could go into all the recommended courses available, I will save that for a later post. Massive Hemorrhage The military puts Massive Hemorrhage at the top of the treatment list. Airway This pertains to being able to draw air into the lungs. Airway would be something like an obstructed airway due to debris, a tongue of an unconscious patient or mouth and throat burns. Respiration This pertains to the actual breathing process.
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Disclosure: When you buy through links on our site we may earn a commission. Learn more. With the grid down, the masses are left without a way to resupply their food, no running water, and in a state of panic.
Chaos ensues and, as predicted, the masses take to the streets to loot and riot. Anyone who gets in their way is likely to get shot, stabbed or trampled to death. If the hospitals are even still operating, there will be so much chaos there that it would take a miracle to see a real doctor… What do you do? This is where an IFAK comes in to play. An IFAK is not going to treat a boo boo. Remember, IFAK contents are chosen to treat the most common deadly injuries in battle.
To be prepared for active shooter situations When hunting At the firing range Anywhere else that a firearm might be discharged If you live in a rural area and medical help might not be able to quickly arrive If you use chainsaws or other machinery that can cause major injuries If you simply want to be prepared for whatever disaster may come!
It has a sterile, non-adhesive pad that can act as a primary dressing. It can be easily wrapped, so acts as a secondary dressing. Israeli Pressure Bandage It is elastic, which means that it applies pressure and acts like a tourniquet over the wound site. Gauze Bandage : Gauze bandage is used to dress wounds in the field. It is used to apply dressings over the skin.
Nasopharyngeal Airway Tube : As mentioned before, one of the most common battlefield deadly injuries is inadequate airway. You can read about how to insert an airway tube Gloves : Wear gloves when treating injuries to reduce risk of infection. The entire IFAK contents with the bag weights 1.
Tactical IFAK Selection
This is to get you stable enough to get to the next echelon of care. Not perform field surgery. Also with the right training you can make a tourniquet out of almost anything One, get rid of the Tylenol and double up on the ibuprofen.
IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)
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