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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Non-Stocking Non-Standard Medical Pocket

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Originally developed for a FS professional user the medical pocket is constructed from 500D – approximately 8.5” X 6.5” with a 2.5” loop square and old school MOLLE attachment backer. Elastic daisy chain interior to secure a variety of medical or similar sized items.

Available in Ranger Green and Multicam in the non-stocking non-standard section, while supplies last.

www.first-spear.com

Warrior Expo 2017 – MATBOCK OsteoFX

Friday, July 14th, 2017

MATBOCK is now offering the OsteoFX cast system. It’s FDA approved and reimbursibke through Medicare and Medicaid.

Application is simple, offering a 40% reduction in application time over traditional cast systems. Also, OsteoFX can be used most anywhere, including austere areas. You roll the inner material unto the affected limb, wet the outer material, roll it into place, and you have five minutes to make any adjustments before it begins to harden. The material cures as it air dries, fully cured in 15 min. Even better, you can get it wet, like showering or even swimming and the cast won’t compromise while allowing the skin underneath to dry and breathe.

www.matbock.com

Jumping In: The First Tactical Jump Bags

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

I saw these at SHOT Show and am very impressed. They worked with EMS professionals to introduce features not often found in soft bags.

First Tactical is excited to announce the launch of their new EMS Jump Bags.

The Large Jump Bag is 22” x 12” x 12” and is perfect for an ALS set up. The Medium Jump Bag is 22” x 10” x 10” and is an ideal BLS medical bag.

First Tactical’s design team worked hand-in-hand with end users to create a bag that would work in any situation.

A TPU molded bottom allows users to enter a situation and place their bag down without worry. The easy-clean bottom is light grey in color allowing users to take a decon wipe and quickly decontaminate their bag. The bottom is also waterproof and features oversized lugs providing flexibility based on situation: from being dragged across concrete to being set down on a wet carpet in a house with too many cats, this bag has you covered.

Traditional bags require operators “yard sale” their equipment when looking for what they need. The Jump Bags feature a “three-quarter zip” opening that minimizes the amount of the “lid” on the ground while allowing medics to open their bag and see everything they need quickly.

Boasting countless other features including a hook and loop interior, simple silhouette, and gurney hooks these bags will work as hard as you do. See all details here.

Both Jump Bags are available now and come in red and hi-vis yellow. The Large Jump Bag is priced at $199.99, the Medium Jump Bag is available for $179.99. First Tactical’s complete EMS Kit collection is also available.

ADS Federal Range Day – Blue Force Gear’s Micro TKN! Basic

Monday, June 12th, 2017

Blue Force Gear recently introduced a new Basic variant of their Micro Trauma Kit Now!

Available as a refill kit, the contents include:
1) Hemostatic dressing for wound packing/clotting (1 included)
2) 4″ Emergency Trauma Dressing (1 included)
3) 9″ Medical Grade Easy Tape (6 included)
4) Tourni-Kwik Compression Tourniquet (1 included)
5) Heavey Duty Medical Gloves (1 pair of large sized gloves)

Manufcatured from ULTRAcomp, the pouch is offered in belt or MOLLE style, in Black, Coyote, Wolf Grey, OD Green and MultiCam.

www.blueforcegear.com/micro-trauma-kit

Blue Force Gear Adds Trauma Kit Offerings With Basic Option For Every Day Carry

Friday, June 9th, 2017

See It Today at ADS Federal Range Day

POOLER, Ga., June 8, 2017 – Blue Force Gear®, the designer and manufacturer of the world’s finest weapon slings and tactical equipment, is continuing their mission to change the mindset of everyday carry (EDC) by adding a basic trauma supply option to their Micro Trauma Kit NOW! (MicroTKN!) product line.

With the overwhelming popularity and success of the MicroTKN!, which was first released at SHOT Show 2017, Blue Force Gear® saw a need for a kit which had critical lifesaving tools that was even more accessible in both cost and the level of recommended training.

“Our goal is to put the MicroTKN! on as many people as possible to create a more prepared population,” said Tom Kaleta, Director of Marketing of Blue Force Gear. “Each day seems to bring another example of why this mission is so important. This basic kit puts lifesaving equipment which can be utilized by practically anyone to save a life.”

The MicroTKN! Basic medical supply load-out specifically designed for small-form, low-bulk applications. It is also available in two, attach and wear methods, the belt pouch and MOLLE. The new basic medical supplies option contains:

• NuStat Tactical™ hemostatic dressing for wound packing/clotting (1 included)
• 4” Emergency Trauma Dressing (1 included)
• 9” Medical Grade Easy Tape (6 included)
• Tourni-Kwik Compression Tourniquet (1 included)
• Heavy Duty Medical Gloves (1 pair included)

The MicroTKN! is the smallest version of the Trauma Kit NOW! TM, designed to hold essential lifesaving medical supplies in a small easy-to-carry pack that takes up minimal space. The MicroTKN! is constructed with Blue Force Gear’s ULTRAcomp® and TenSpeed® elastic making it less bulky and stronger than a typical medical pouch. The inner carrier can be easily deployed with one finger or one hand from either the left or right side by pulling the BLIP™ (Ball Loaded Index Point) featured pull-tabs.

“It is simple: We made a more affordable kit that is easier to use. This furthers our vision of equipping millions of good people with the mindset, knowledge and equipment they need to help in life’s most challenging situations.” said Ashley Burnsed, CEO of Blue Force Gear.

The new MicroTKN! Basic content kit is available for $129. To learn more about the MicroTKN! or purchase the product, visit www.blueforcegear.com.

Special Operations Aid & Rescue, Ltd – The National Tactical Medicine Competition

Monday, June 5th, 2017

The 2017 National Tactical Medicine Competition was held at the Charlotte Fire Training Academy in Charlotte North Carolina on Sunday May 21st, hosted by Special Operations Aid & Rescue, Ltd (SOARescue). The event was held just prior to the Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly Conference. In total, 12 two man teams competed for the title. This year’s competitors came from across the North America from California to New Hampshire and included one international team from Laval Quebec.

Each team was tasked with a grueling 4 stage course that was both mentally and physically challenging. The stages transitioned the competitors through each of the Tactical Emergency Casualty Care phases of care.

Stage 1 of this year’s competition begin with a story of the team providing a protective security detail for a local religious group traveling via in vehicles that was suddenly attacked by anti-government extremist group. Each team started the course rapidly assessing and treating several critically injured patients in the convoy of vehicles.
On Stage 2 of the course, competitors were faced with triaging an overwhelming number of patients with varying injuries following a secondary explosion at a local building. Teams sort through the chaos to treat the sickest patients first and work towards those who are least injured.

On Stage 3, teams were given critical patient’s requiring advanced level medical care including surgical airway management, life-saving medication administration, mechanical ventilation and introduced several concepts of prolonged field care.

Finally, on Stage 4 of this year’s competition, teams were tasked with rigging a high angle rope rescue system capable of raising and lowering a patient. The patient had to be moved to the hoisting location and secured in a SKED. The competitors then used the TRACE system from CTOMS, a sponsor from this year’s competition. Each team was given a set time frame to complete as much of the course as possible and a standardized grading rubric was used to score each team throughout their run.

This competition has been an incredible opportunity for civilian and tactical medical professionals to work together in friendly competition. The training competitors engaged in before the competition and hopefully will continue, has made each competitor a better medical provider. We hope to continue and grow this unique competition, to better prepare our responders, and to help the community better understand the services provided.

We asked some competitors what they thought, and this was one comment we received:

“Competing this year showed me strengths and deficiencies in my role as a tactical medical provider. I learned that providers need to be able to work off of their vest and belt as much as possible without digging into an aid bag. Providers also need to be well rounded in their skill set, able to function outside of the medical realm as needed, especially in gaining access to patients via breaching if needed. The competition was a huge opportunity to network and learn from the tactical medical professionals from around the world, which to me was the highlight of the entire event this year.”
-J.C. – Competitor NTMC 2017

The 2017 National Tactical Medicine Competition was an incredible success, thanks to all of our contributing sponsors, role players, patient actors, judging staff, and adjunct facilitators.

Our Sponsors Were:
-North American Rescue
-CTOMS
-Qore Performance
-Trauma FX/ KGS
-CRO Medical Gear
-TSSi Ops
-Tru-Spec
-Vighter
-Enola Gaye USA
-Carolina Fire Rescue and EMS Journal
-MOHOC
-Daniel Sroka PC
-Beeken Biomedical

www.SOARescue.com

SOTECH Debuts New SOF Medical Load Bearing System At SOMA

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

SOTECH is proud to announce its new SOF Medical Load Bearing System and will be displaying it at the SOMA Conference in Charlotte, NC this week. The kit contains a suite of packs, inserts, pouches, panels, tool rolls, IFAKS and med belts designed around the latest SOF methodology. Stay tuned for further detailed announcements!

Ops-Core’s Special Operations Tactical Respirator Now Available For Pre-Order

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

www.ops-core.com