Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category

ADAPTIVX Introduces Trauma Kit

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Designed by the ADAPTIVX team to give you a lightweight, low profile, yet robust trauma kit, and manufactured by the best in combat medicine: PHOKUS RESEARCH GROUP.

The kit contains the necessary supplies to deal with tension pneumothorax injuries, moderate arterial bleed wound packing and compression. The durable vinyl packaging also doubles as an in-extremis occlusive dressing. The pouch included with the kit is made from durable cordura®? stretch tweave, and tegris.

Featuring a low profile Velcro closure and pull handle for one handed access. Comes with 2 zero clips and necessary hardware for attaching the zero clips.

Also IWS compatible with IWS holster tab (sold separately).

Whether a trained professional going into harms way, outdoor adventurer, or an individual that wants to be able to provide the first line of trauma care; you will always have the necessary materials at hand.

2 compact chest seals
1 hemostatic combat gauze
1 mini compression bandage
1  14g decompression needle
1 Nasal pharyngeal airway
1 frog tape
2 safety pins
1 custom made stretch tweave pouch (IWS and IWB compatible)
2 zero clips with hardware

$250 (sold as full kit only)

ITS Releases Smaller and More Durable EDC Trauma Kit

Monday, December 3rd, 2018


[ARLINGTON, TX, 12/3/2018] Imminent Threat Solutions has made the EDC Trauma Kit™ even smaller! Utilizing the TruFlex™ material found in the Boo-Boo First Aid Kit™ and the ETA Trauma Kit™, they’ve reduced the overall footprint. This durable material is more puncture resistant than other vacuum material on the market, which allowed ITS to eliminate the protective outer sleeve from the previous version of the EDC Trauma Kit™.


Featuring a full-size tourniquet, the EDC Trauma Kit™ is designed with a minimum footprint, while still being fully capable of preventing the number one CoTCCC preventable cause of death; extremity hemorrhage. (AKA Bleeding Out) At around the size of an average wallet, the EDC Trauma Kit™ fits perfectly in your back or side pocket and weighs only 7 ounces!


Imminent Threat Solutions provides indispensable skill-sets and products to explore your world and prevail against all threats.

For more information on ITS Medical products, please visit


Monday, November 19th, 2018

Not your father’s MARCH belt.

Over the past year, CRO has been developing a scalable and modular load-carriage system for medics. The system is designed to scale up or down based on mission set and is the latest in a product line designed exclusively for the ground medic. See more at CROMEDICALGEAR.COM

The MARCH Belt was designed to work on the CRO Gunfighter™ Belt, a very well made inner/outer gun belt featuring horizontal and vertical PALs to allow for scaling the pouches based on need. The belt is extremely rigid and holds in place for extended wear.

In addition to the CRO Gunfighter™ Belt, The MARCH Belt is sold with five pouches and two tourniquet covers. The Small and Medium Gen Med pouches have CRO’s signature bungee retention panel with vertical pockets to allow customization. They are designed to open flat or be set to open at varying degrees depending on the medic’s preference. The rear pouch is a tear-away design and features the same inside setup as the Hybrid IFAK™.

This versatile product promotes the necessity of working off the body to deliver as many advanced interventions as possible in the shortest amount of time. This is a step forward towards dropping the med bag all-together.

The MARCH Belt will be available on GSA and other DoD contract vehicles in the coming weeks. For more information please visit or email

HRE Pack Now Available for Limited Market Release – High Risk Entry MEDIUM

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

After extensive refinement and testing within multiple specialties, the HRE Pack is available for MIL/LE tactical medicine, confined space search and rescue, and active threat response.

Birmingham, AL October 23, 2018 — Emergent Rescue Systems, LLC today announced the release of a much anticipated product, the HRE (High Risk Entry) Pack. The original goal behind its creation was to fill a gap in carrier capability for treating junctional hemorrhage with current devices on the market. The resulting device, however, is far more expansive and covers and a much broader need than solely treating junctional hemorrhage.


Ideally suited and engineered for M.A.R. (Massive Hemorrhage Airway Respiration) response, it can be maximized beyond full M.A.R.C.H. (M.A.R. Circulation Hypothermia) protocol. The pack has an extremely small footprint and thin profile, ideal as a CQC entry or confined space rescue bag. The 4-6 pre-staged tourniquets and 8+ hemostatic gauze packs can be accessed and used in seconds, making the HRE Pack an excellent active threat response bag. Combined with the internal design, the footprint and sling allow full access to all components without removing the pack, except those protected in the weather resistant Instruments/Meds/Circulation compartment. The single shoulder sling, an important component of the pack, allows for rapid movement of the pack from rear to front and a detachable waist strap ensures stability during hasty movement.

“We’ve put a great deal of thought and testing into the HRE Pack and the need for it remains high. Contributions to its development from some of finest professionals in both operational medicine and industry have allowed us to bring the HRE Pack to market,” said Emergent Rescue Systems founder, Chris Richards.


Hugh Coffee, esteemed wilderness medic, tactical medic, and author of Ditch Medicine, was instrumental from the original sketch to final production. “The key criteria we looked at from the beginning were non-compressible/junctional hemorrhage, speeding up treatment time, prolonged austere capabilities, and pack stability when running or clearing obstacles.This thing exceeds that criteria – without a doubt,” Coffee said.

The HRE Pack’s first physical prototype was produced by Extreme Gear Labs, an industry brand name behind many successful high-end products. Zulu Nylon Gear completed the final designs and has partnered with Emergent Rescue Systems for full-scale production.

Limited Market Release Promotion 

The five specific HRE Pack internal panels and pouches are included during the initial LMR along with a free buyer’s choice 6th. Visit the HRE Pack webpage to order:

About the HRE Pack – High Risk Entry MED

The HRE Pack (High Risk Entry) expands operational medicine capabilities with a low profile, rapid access entry system. Originally designed to treat non-compressible and junctional hemorrhage, the HRE Pack is engineered for full spectrum TCCC treatment. It provides rapid efficiency without pack removal, ultimate versatility of movement, and dynamic response capabilities for high risk threats in unpredictable environments.

For more information, visit

Defoor Proformance Introduces Tactical Combat Casualty Care All Combatants and First Responders

Monday, October 1st, 2018

For the first time, Defoor Proformance has opened enrollment for their Tactical Combat Casualty Care All Combatants and First Responders course.

Course Description:

NAEMT (National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians) TCCC-AC is a one day course that was designed for first Responders in a tactical and non-tactical environment. The course focuses on the most common cause of preventable death and the three phases of care. Care Under Fire, Tactical Field Care and Evacuation. There will be a heavy emphasis on repetitive scenario training incorporating state of the art training simulators and an advanced hemorrhage lab. Every student that successfully passes the course will be awarded a certification from NAEMT. 

All instructors are 18D long course graduates with multiple combat deployments in the past 10 years serving as an operational medic with their assigned unit.

There are prerequisites for attendance and these course dates will fill quickly. Be sure to visit for full details.

MDM 18 – ADS / Phokus Research Group

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

All innovating, Phokus Research Group has taken the USMC Individual First Aid Kit and broken it down into three modules to make it more effective.

Module One includes those items needed for trauma by every Marine and is in a format to be worn inside the Marine Plate Carrier.

Module Two includes items which should be carried by a Squad but not necessarily by every Marine.

The final Module contains a boo-boo kit, containing items regularly used like band-aids and over-the-counter meds, which Marines carry in their IFAK but would have to break open and dig through in order to use them.

They can do something similar with any kit.

Look for Phokus Research Group in the ADS, Inc booth.

CRO Pelvic Binder

Monday, September 24th, 2018

CRO Medical was started to identify, design and develop medical devices for combat medics. In January 2017, the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) introduced pelvic binding into the protocols due to the high instance of pelvic fractures from common battlefield injuries. 26% of service members that died in OEF/OIF had a pelvic fracture. If you follow the principles of good medicine, carrying a dedicated pelvic binder is an absolute necessity. With this kind of data to support routine pre-hospital pelvic binding, it goes as far as negligence if you don’t carry a binder.

The CRO Pelvic Binder, now FDA approved for commercial sale, went through at least eight versions before arriving at the production model. This design is based off a 5” wrap with a BOA dial for mechanical advantage. We decided to go with BOA due the extremely high tolerances on their hardware and proven track record of reliability. The binder can be placed by a single operator. Binding occurs over the greater trochanters and requires 33 lbs of force at a minimum to “close the book” on an open book pelvic ring fracture, but studies show that over-tightening with the BOA dial is not possible, so there is no risk of causing harm to the patient.

Recently, a third pary medical research group completed the first part of a multi-stage pelvic binding study focused on pelvic binding at point of injury for DoD medical providers. The study shows on a cadaver model, that the CRO binder is the fastest to apply and the preferred option compared to the SAM Pelvic Sling II and the T-POD pelvic binders for special operations medics. Data will be submitted to the Journal of Special Operations Medicine when complete. The CRO Pelvic Binder will be available on GSA and other DoD contract vehicles in the coming weeks. For more information please visit or email

ITS Tactical K-9 First Aid Kit

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018


The ITS K-9 First Aid Kit comes in a durable polybag with several items internally organized in smaller polybags, so you can easily locate and identify what you’re looking for.


Optionally, it can be packed inside the ITS Gizmo Lite Bag for versatility in a vehicle, pack or dog harness.