Nice thread!

Chris, why wouldn't you coat a wound with vaseline or ointment after letting it bleed or flushing it out? It helps seal out the bad stuff. As an aside, the wildernessFA guy who taught my class 'cited' studies that plain old petroleum jelly was just as effective as antibiotc.

If the wound needs advanced medical attention aren't they going to scrub it out regardless of whether there is ointment or not? (I now pause to thank medical science for Xylocaine infused scrub pads after a severe case of road rash)