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  1. I don't know man something about watching this video makes me think your a hoax an armature and you do get them around. Its just seeing the way you handle your weapons at the beginning and the end of the video you are rushing and not concertinaing on your 9 point check list when operating a weapon hmm! and you should know what supplies are which and what they are used for man.

  2. The angeo cath is to vent the chest cavatee incase of a sucking chest wound but you definitely want to get some professional instructions cause you can kill someone with one of them if you don't know. What your doing

  3. I think you have good information on your sight but frankly i object to having to sit through a full length commercial, with out the option to "Skip" before i can get the benefit of your video. I think you really should make up your mind weather you want to put out useful information or sell commercials… Be a Teacher or be a Business Person, but you can't be both because if you don't get the viewers attention with in the first 8 seconds they are going to move to another site…

  4. You are correct, Angiocath is great for poking a hole in someone to let out some air! The text book way to do it is 2nd intercostal space (space between the ribs) & midclavicular line (middle of the collar bone), but I recommend just going in on the intercostal space above the armpit of the body armor (you don't have to remove armor that way, and not nearly as much muscle or fat to get in the way). Just try to get it on the low side of the space between the ribs (there is a nerve and vessels that run just under the ribs there). You may want to consider using it if you or your patient experiences short/shallow breaths, tightness in the chest, high pulse in the presence of penetrating chest trauma… You should really consider using it if you see jugular vein distention… And use immediately if you see tracheal deviation (if its not too late). You or your patient can survive just fine with one functioning lung, what will usually kill a patient is not the fact that a lung has been put out of commission but the fact the air has literally pushed their heart and lungs over to one side and if not corrected will not be conducive to a functional heart (hence the reason you would see the trachea to one side in later stages). After employing decompression you should notice a very rapid recovery (seconds), however subsequent decompression's may still be necessary if the problem comes back up. Hope that helps brother! Thanks for the videos.

    Thanks for this one too, this was the first time I have seen the new IFAK's, I got out in '08.

  5. I would add 2 or 3 inch silk tape to that kit. You can make a chest seal with that and the plastic wrappers in the kit. Also if you keep the angiocath in the kit I might find a valve for it as well as learn how to place it. I'd lose the NPA as it's contraindicated in trauma. They make a simple tracheostomy kit that's abt the same size as the package anyhow. Also a set of shears would do you good. Best of luck, I hope you never need the kit.

  6. You need to learn what the supplies in your kit are used for BEFORE you post a video. If you don't know what it's for you shouldn't carry it. The Angiocath is a medical director ordered thing. Also get a good TQ.

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