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Old 08-14-2017, 6:33 PM
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I was shocked that the fire department is now teaching the use of tourniquets and clotting agent gauze....

The FD / CERT/ FEMA did not allow the discussion of tools of war....

Now that the Boston Marathon attack happened and people used tourniquets to save lives, they have reevaluated what the military has used....

If you can't stop the bleeding with direct pressure-
If you have more victims than trained responders
If you need to have a victim hold pressure on their own wound and they might not have the strength, leverage or remaining blood to do so,

Well the blood clotting agents and tourniquets have a place....

I am amazed that people can get 100 or so hour of training, CPR, first Aid, aed training, live trauma drills for $40

It is crazy value..... and great training
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