Stop the Bleed

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Re: Stop the Bleed

Postby Scott B. » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:22 am

If you've had the same kit for a number of years, good idea to check expiration dates on some supplies like the clotting agents. If you've still got the powder form, it's long expired.

Some of the other materials only expire because they can't guarantee they're still sterile (but I'm sure work just fine).
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Re: Stop the Bleed

Postby Ed4032 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:52 pm

Going to a class this weekend in Plano.
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Re: Stop the Bleed

Postby Grundy1133 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:27 pm

kinda late to the convo, but i've been looking for a tq for about a month now. i see a lot of reviews on a lot of different brands that say they dont have enough length to them to apply to a larger limb (like a thigh or a fat persons upper arm) would the SOFTT-W gen4 accommodate a "huskier" person?
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Re: Stop the Bleed

Postby Scott B. » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:12 am

Grundy1133 wrote:kinda late to the convo, but i've been looking for a tq for about a month now. i see a lot of reviews on a lot of different brands that say they dont have enough length to them to apply to a larger limb (like a thigh or a fat persons upper arm) would the SOFTT-W gen4 accommodate a "huskier" person?


The CAT or SOFT style will do the job, more than enough length.
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Re: Stop the Bleed

Postby troglodyte » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:30 am

Grundy1133 wrote:kinda late to the convo, but i've been looking for a tq for about a month now. i see a lot of reviews on a lot of different brands that say they dont have enough length to them to apply to a larger limb (like a thigh or a fat persons upper arm) would the SOFTT-W gen4 accommodate a "huskier" person?


I just pulled out my CAT 7 and it will make a loop about 9" in diameter.
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Re: Stop the Bleed

Postby oljames3 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:13 am

Scott B. wrote:
Grundy1133 wrote:kinda late to the convo, but i've been looking for a tq for about a month now. i see a lot of reviews on a lot of different brands that say they dont have enough length to them to apply to a larger limb (like a thigh or a fat persons upper arm) would the SOFTT-W gen4 accommodate a "huskier" person?


The CAT or SOFT style will do the job, more than enough length.

My SOFTT-W (Wide ) has an effective length of 36 inches, giving a diameter of 11.45 inches and is 1.5 inches wide.

There are many cheap fakes on Amazon. Go to a reputable medical device dealer and expect pay about $30 for a good tourniquet.
https://www.tacmedsolutions.com/SOF-Tactical-Tourniquet-Wide
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Re: Stop the Bleed

Postby bblhd672 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:39 am

Grundy1133 wrote:kinda late to the convo, but i've been looking for a tq for about a month now. i see a lot of reviews on a lot of different brands that say they dont have enough length to them to apply to a larger limb (like a thigh or a fat persons upper arm) would the SOFTT-W gen4 accommodate a "huskier" person?


This is what I carry in my range bag along with a trauma pak and Israeli bandage. The product below is "Official Tourniquet of the U.S. Army"
https://www.narescue.com/combat-application-tourniquet-c-a-t


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Re: Stop the Bleed

Postby chasfm11 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:58 pm

I'm registered for the Ft. Worth course this Saturday. I've had a full day class with this instructor before and view this as a brush-up on what he taught then.
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