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CPR edc?

Discussion in 'First Aid Station' started by Water-Rat, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. ace19636

    ace19636 Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a pocket mask in both my bag and altoids tin but that's about it, I am normally no more then 20 feet from a BLS bag that has a BVM, OPA and NPA airways, O2 ect so I don't really feel the need for much more then that.

    You can see the pocket mask in the center [​IMG]
     
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  2. medicevans

    medicevans Loaded Pockets

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    Can I ask a stupid question? Ok, two questions? If you are that close to a bls bag, why do you need the pocket mask? Second, do you carry a bls bag, or do you mean at work?
     
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  3. ace19636

    ace19636 Loaded Pockets

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    Lol it's not a stupid question, when I'm at work I have a BLS bag and what's on my rig since I am on an ambulance and when I'm not at work I have one in my vehicle that was issued to me by the department I volunteer at since we respond to medical calls out of our POV. The only reason I keep one on me is for the few times I'm not all that close to one like at the mall or something.
     
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  4. Glebun

    Glebun Loaded Pockets

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    What's on the lid?
     
  5. ace19636

    ace19636 Loaded Pockets

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    Of my tin? There is a needle, razor blade and handcuff key on the lid. I have a full list in my EDC thread. I will add a link when I get home but here is a picture of everything (not including the twist ties, tin foil and water purification tablets I added recently) [​IMG]
     
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  6. Glebun

    Glebun Loaded Pockets

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    Why the handcuff key? And is the needle for pneumothorax?
     
  7. medicevans

    medicevans Loaded Pockets

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    Not my stuff, but I'm going to answer. A decomp needle would be a tight fit in an altoids tin, but definitely ain't gonna fit tapped cross ways in the lid. It looks to be a regular sewing needle. Plus, if you're decompressing a chest in the field from a pack in your pocket, you better be getting shot at, i.e. in a war zone.

    Handcuff key? Eh, sometimes they come in useful. I have one in my work bag and one on my work key chain.
     
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  8. ace19636

    ace19636 Loaded Pockets

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    You are correct, as a basic I also do not have the skill set to dart someone who needs to be decompressed. It is just a regular seeing needle. Then the handcuff key is there since I had a few times people where "playing" around and lost the key lol.
     
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  9. medicevans

    medicevans Loaded Pockets

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    Yeah, naked and cuffed to a bed is no time to be searching for a key! Lol

    Seriously though, having a key is nice. Sometimes we transport people in handcuffs. I always have the fear of being in a wreck and not being able to get my patient out of a burning vehicle because he's handcuffed.

    That and the naked thing. Both completely valid reasons.

    **apologies. I'm a bit punchy. Just got home from shift. It got a bit stupid in the middle of the night last night. I kid you not:
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  10. Cheeser
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    Cheeser Hey Bub!

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    I always have at least one handcuff key on me. But I'm a cop lol.

    I knew a woman who was really into cops and handcuffs. I got bored with the idea very quickly. I know where my cuffs have been
     
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  11. medicevans

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    Isn't that the truth! I think the last time I had someone in the back of my truck in bracelets he had spit on me twice and kicked the officers twice. Four counts of agg assault is a heck of a way to begin the evening. Freaking crazy nut.
     
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  12. ace19636

    ace19636 Loaded Pockets

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    Another good reason I did not think of