TACMED and SOF: (18Z) ret. 5th Special Forces Group (A) and 1st SFOD-D.
20 year highly motivated and decorated Army veteran who has served in both conventional units and in Special Operations in war and peacetime. World class survival science instructor.
Specialties: Combat Marksmanship, Military Freefall, Urban Evasion, Explosive and conventional Breaching, Tactical Combat Medicine, Austere Critical Care Medicine, HUMINT and Counter Surveillance, CBRN mitigation, and low-visibility operations.Website URL:
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LiveFire CareunderFire www.CAGmain.com In this video one of our students runs the Live Fire Care under Fire drill here at CAGmain. Its a chance for them to apply both basics courses (TCCC and Intro to Pistol) under timed pressure in a controlled environment. This past week end we ran 7 students total, and only 1 passed in time. This clip runs just over the 5 minute pass mark, but he will get another chance to try in Jan. Each student must have (Mandatory): Passed Intro to pistol and safety Intro to TCCC 2 safetys per student Eye and hearing protection The Drill: -The patient is located behind simulated cover -The student medic must engage targets and move to the patient behind cover. -If the medic breaks the cover box they must shoot a penalty -Timed shots and initiated at 30 seconds then every 60 seconds after -The student MUST engage immediately when the horn blasts, even if mid treatment. In orderTo pass: -The student must hit both steel targets twice per shot sequence (20 yards) -Identify all injuries in sequnce (MARCH) -Treat all injuries -Verbalize for hypothermia blanket and reassess every 15m In this video the student medic was using: The warrior assault systems recon Mk1 (Courtesy of www.ArizonaDefense.com) http://arizonadefensesupply.com/store/#!/WARRIOR-ASSAULT-SYSTEMS-Recon-Shooters-Cut/p/56347282/category=15066506 The CAG Tier 1 IFAK:http://cagmain.com/shop-cag/#!/CAG-Trauma-Packs/c/13147503/offset=0&sort=normal Which uses combat proven products from www.NARescue.com) 1x Gen7 CATTQ: http://cagmain.com/shop-cag/#!/Combat-Application-Tourniquet-C-A-T-Tactical-Black/p/50856842/category=13227550 1x NPA 1 Hyfin chest seal twin pack: http://cagmain.com/shop-cag/#!/Hyfin-Vent-Chest-Seal-Twin-Pack/p/50869901/category=13227552 2x Compressed Gauze 2x 4" ETD dressing:http://cagmain.com/shop-cag/#!/EmergencyTrauma-Dressing-ETD-4-in/p/50856860/category=13227550 This video was made possible by: Arizona Defense Supply www.ArizonaDefenseSupply.com and North American Rescue www.NARescue.com
https://youtu.be/VI4nycwiqnY Its more important now than ever that we have the right people with the right gear. Getting ready for an emergency is everyone's personal responsibility with in the boundaries of their capabilities. We have tested multiple chest seals here at CAGmain and I have of course experience while on active duty. The reigning champ so far is the Hyfin vented twin pack. There are other good products but for the cost and durability we use the Hyfin. Available at SHOPCAG $14.99 More on the Hyfins: http://cagmain.com/shop-cag/#!/Hyfin-Vent-Chest-Seal-Twin-Pack/p/50869901/category=13227552 They can also be found in the CAG tier 1 IFAK: http://cagmain.com/shop-cag/#!/CAG-Tier-1-Med-Pack/p/50478734/category=13147503 Here's a link to the new compact version that we haven't tested yet: http://www.narescue.com/portal.aspx?CN=6A6CFEAD5E58 Product specs from the manufacturer: North American Rescue The new HyFin Vent Chest Seal Twin Pack from North American Rescue sets the standard for the treatment of penetrating injuries to the chest. Providing two vented chest seals in one unique package for treatment of both entry/exit or multiple penetrating injuries to the chest. The new HyFin Vent Chest Seal design provides 3-vented channels that prevent airflow into the chest cavity during inspiration while allowing air to escape through the vent channels during exhalation. The 3-vent channels allow blood to escape and also provide a backup fail-safe system, as even if two of the three channels become obstructed, the vent will remain fully operational. Advanced adhesive technology provides superior adhesion in the most adverse conditions, including sweaty or hairy casualties. Packaged in a rugged, easy-to-open foil pouch, the perforated packaging allows rescuers to open only one dressing at a time as needed. Each chest seal also includes a gauze pad to wipe the wound surface prior to application. Each HyFin Vent Chest Seal has a large, Red-Tip ™ pull tab for single-step peel-and-apply application and allows for the burping of the wound if necessary. The clear, transparent backing allows for easy placement over the wound area and conformability to the patient’s chest. Meets or exceeds the current EMS Standard of Care and TCCC & TECC Guidelines for treatment of penetrating injuries to the chest, the new HyFin Vent Chest Seal Twin Pack is the superior prehospital chest seal. Special Features: Patented, new design with 3-channel pressure relief vents Two Chest Seals for the treatment of both entry/exit or multiple penetrating injuries Advanced adhesive technology for a superior seal in the most adverse conditions, including sweaty or hairy casualties 3-vent channels that prevent airflow into the chest cavity during inspiration while allowing air to escape through the vent channels during exhalation Vent channels allow blood to escape and provides a backup fail-safe system as even if two of the three channels become obstructed, the vent will remain fully operational Easy-to-grip, large Red-Tip™ tab for single step, peel-and-apply application that allows for the burping of the wound if necessary Rugged, easy-to-open foil package featuring signature Red-Tip Technology™ tear notches with perforated packaging allowing rescuers to open only one dressing at a time as needed Weights and Dimensions: Packaged: Folded: H7.5 in. x W4.5 in. x D0.25 in. Unfolded: L7.5 in. x W9 in. x D 0.13 in. Chest Seal Size When Deployed: H 6 in. x W 6 in. Weight: 2.5 oz. US Patent 7,504,549 & Patent(s) Pending
The week end November 14th and 15th was a trauma heavy training blow out here at CAGmain! We had 2 full crews of 4 students a day and burned thru multiple high threat TACMED scenarios. [caption id="attachment_2451" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Intro to Austere Medicine[/caption] Medical emergencies are statistically the most likely event you will encounter in a disaster. Take a look at the headlines, its easy to see why civilian trauma skills can and will pay off if the right person with the right skills is ready to take action..... Here's a quick breakdown of a few take home points for the students as a whole (both groups):
The total for this weekend: 8 students and they all earned their Austere Medicine tabs! As you would expect, CAG members show up ready to learn and ready to work. Both classes worked hard and were able to get full training effect and value as civilians learning austere/TCCC medicine. We had variety of students that participated in training this week end. Young and old, hurt and healthy, male and female.
Great job to the students, ya'll kicked ass!