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#297308 - 10/18/20 09:24 PM Re: First aid kit upgrades [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 563
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: Jeanette_Isabelle
I have those needles in the event I'm on a scene in which a person has the training but not the tools with them.
Jeanette Isabelle

I have been in this situation. Years ago we were at the local gun range and someone had their face to close to the scope when they pulled the trigger, the scope hit him right between the eyes. The wound was deep enough to need stitching. There were about a dozen people there including a medical doctor and I was the only one with a first aid kit. Which wasn't much more than a boo boo kit. After stopping the bleeding and a cursory exam the Dr sent him to the ER to get cleaned up and stitched up. With close and readily available medical care on a non life threatening issue it wasn't a problem. But it is eye opening that no one else had anything with them. So even if you don't have have the training it isn't a bad idea to have the tools available just in case.

#297335 - 10/21/20 03:27 AM Re: First aid kit upgrades [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 09/11/02
Posts: 176
Loc: Denver, CO, USA
What about the Nasopharyngeal tube? Is this another "special training" item or is this something which is practical for me to carry with the intent to use given YouTube level of training?

#297336 - 10/21/20 01:00 PM Re: First aid kit upgrades [Re: gulliamo]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 2507
Loc: Somewhere in Florida
I'm not sure about that. If you do learn at home, you will need the dummy to practice. That or you will need a volunteer. The following video will explain why it would be difficult to get a volunteer.


Jeanette Isabelle
“Trust me, this is not gonna end well!” — Pleakley, Lilo & Stitch

#297344 - 10/22/20 12:02 PM Re: First aid kit upgrades [Re: TeacherRO]
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Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3437
Loc: USA
Ideally, you would find a TCCC instructor and take a class to learn how to use an nasopharyngeal airway (NPA). There should be a training dummy involved. In one class I took, there was an adjunct instructor who let us practice NPA deployment on him (and no, it was not enjoyable for him).

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