Pouch Medical FA Trauma Pack Contents

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  1. Can someone tell me what the contents are for the First Aider Trauma Pouch NSN 8485-99-978-4567

    I would just like a general idea of what this pouch is stocked with and where items are stored in the compartments.

    A picture would be great!

    Any help would be greatly apprecited!

    Cheers
    Rob
     
  2. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... did no one tell you it's stuffed with porno magazines?
     
  3. Oh that's a logical response to a valid question!
     
  4. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    it's been proven that it gets the mind of the casualty off their injuries, and if they do kark it, they die happy. win-win all round I'd say. :p
     
  5. You're probably better off asking on the medics forum.
    I don't know which trauma pouch you're on about, however mine is stowed with the stuff I need, CATs, the new FFDor two, cold packs etc and they are where I can find them, so it's a personal choice, as I see it.
     
  6. At the risk of sounding really unhelpful, it includes a contents list as part of the contents!

    Includes:
    FFD, CATs, Hemcon, triangular bandage, casualty marking kits, name escapes me but that thing for sucking out gunk from people's throats.
     
  7. the thing for sucking gunk out of throats is a turkey baster
     
  8. This isn't some cadet going on the junior leader course, is it?
     
  9. mine never came packed nor did it have a contents list, hemcon?, so does that mean that everybody is trained and can now use the stuff?

    The US Combat Life Saver, ie a basic course that s'posedly all US forces do at a basic level involves setting up a Saline Lock, starting IVs, Needle Decompression inserting NPAs etc beats BCD hands down.
     
  10. Do you really need training on Hemcon? Rip top off packet, sprikle over affected area ........or am i missing somthing ?
     
  11. Fatmini, you're thinking of QuikClot - HemCon is a fabric-like square that is rammed into the wound. It has a similar effect of controlling the blood loss, but is non-exothermic (if I was instructed correctly). And the Gunk-Sucker is called a 'Suction Easy'.
     
  12. Arh ! yes you are correct !
     
  13. Hemcon also sticks to anything remotely damp.
    Following your logic, who needs training on CATs, just whack it on and tighten, FFDs the same.Training even if it is only 5-10minutes can save all sorts of potential problems.
     
  14. Yeah your quite right you dont need to train people because the instructions are on the packets of all the above !
     
  15. same could be said for Bat sims, Para flares, tripflares, miniflares(there's even aWHT for those!)'66s and so on. Would you want someone to use one around you who hadn't had a smattering of proir training?