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#112122 - 11/10/07 08:41 AM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: leemann]
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Originally Posted By: leemann

Note to self get bandages for fak's


YEARS ago, as a teen, I was first to arrive on a NASTY car accident (2 doors down from my house) - all I had was 4x4s, and trust me - NOT enough. That's the day I learned that when you need a big dressing, you NEED a big dressing.

My FAK have had one since. Heck, last week, the company MD stopped by my office after she cleared me to go back to work - I opened MY first aid drawer, and she started laughing - I had more dressings for major trauma than she does in the exam room!! (I have thoraxic trauma dressings in there) PLUS I have TWO company 1st aid kits on the wall in my office - the current (I'm one of the floor wardens) and the one therey replaced (pulled all the out of date stuff - but the bandages and dressings etc are still good - she also got a chuckle that I had like 3-4 EMT shears sitting there (what can I say - you can get a box of 50 for like $20-25)
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#112128 - 11/10/07 01:09 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: KG2V]
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The bloodstopper looks like the Olaes without the pressure cup
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#112129 - 11/10/07 01:20 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: NeighborBill]
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Originally Posted By: billy.guttery
The bloodstopper looks like the Olaes without the pressure cup


Nope, a bloodstopper is just a quick-dressing. A Oales-bandage also has 4 yards of gauze and a occlusive layer build into it. It also has velcro on the bandage to make it extra secure.

I would go with the Oales-bandages.

http://forums.equipped.org/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=107838&an=

I'll post a couple of pics of them when I get to it.

EDIT: Pics added in the Olaes-bandage thread. (BTW: it's Oales-bandage, not Olaes-bandage. I misspelled eek)


Edited by JIM (11/10/07 02:35 PM)
Edit Reason: Pics added
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#112139 - 11/10/07 03:44 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: JIM]
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Why you should never stand on anything small and unbalanced when trying to reach the top of the China Cabinet.....


Years ago a friend was standing on a kitchen stool trying to get something off teh top of the China Cab. She had had surgery about two weeks earlier, and still sore(back surgery I think). When she slipped and fell into the front glass of the cabinet cutting both wrists. Luckily her husband was there to rush her to the ER. After the bleeding was stopped and they bandaged her up the nuthouse DR. came by to "Talk". Staff thought she had cut her wrists on purpose.

She's fine now and didn't have to spend time in the white jacket with long sleeves.
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#112141 - 11/10/07 04:46 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: NeighborBill]
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A good replacement for medium battle dressings, IMHO, is an old fashioned OB (Kotex) pad.

Good Luck on the healing process!!!
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#112159 - 11/10/07 08:47 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: raydarkhorse]
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Not a problem. My last eight years in the Army was in medical logistics, and even though the dressings didn't have a shelf-life, we figured out pretty quick what the limit was.
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#112160 - 11/10/07 08:48 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: Blast]
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Hey, Blast, sympathy right back atcha...I've got four cats right now and the only way I'd wash 'em is with lead shot (say, OO Buck).
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#112161 - 11/10/07 08:49 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: Stu]
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Complete and total fluke of an accident. I've got a new, healthy respect for large panes of glass.
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#112162 - 11/10/07 08:50 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: Art_in_FL]
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Heh heh...I understand about getting blood on the carpet, was an issue with the last DW. The window was located in the Man Room, wood floors, and luckily carpet wasn't an issue. Now, I've got a really cool stain to point out to the poker buddies....
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#112163 - 11/10/07 08:52 PM Re: Lost a fight with a window.... [Re: NightHiker]
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Half a liter sounds about right...from blood pressure checks afterwards I figured I'd lost around two pints. Second (pressure) dressing didn't really get that soaked, but first one was dripping.
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