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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 defoor-proformance-shooting.myshopify.com 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 cromedicalgear.com or email operator@cromedicalgear.com

ITS Tactical K-9 First Aid Kit

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

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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.

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Optionally, it can be packed inside the ITS Gizmo Lite Bag for versatility in a vehicle, pack or dog harness.
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store.itstactical.com/collections/frontpage/products/its-k-9-first-aid-kit

AFSOC Seeks Information On Personalized Tourniquet Systems Blood Flow Restrictor

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Hurburt Field’s 1st Special Operations Contracting Squadron has issued a Sources Sought Notice, for Market Research purposes only, for potential sources of developing and/or providing equipment similar to the Owens Recovery Science personalized Tourniquet System or an equivalent product.

The equivalent product must be able to control/restrict blood flow to limb for rehabilitation of damaged/weak muscle tissue, include timer controls to automatically maintain pressure or deflate when time has expired, safety alarms to warn of cuff over and under pressurization, and must measure occlusion in mmHg (standard blood pressure measurement: systolic/diastolic pressure).

For full details, visit www.fbo.gov.

ITS Boo Boo Kit

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

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[ARLINGTON, TX, 09/07/2018] Imminent Threat Solutions is proud to introduce our redesigned Boo Boo Kit, the ultimate full-featured First Aid Kit that’s cost-efficient without sacrificing component quality.

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The ITS Boo Boo Kit resealable bag utilizes the same TruFlex™ material found in our ETA Trauma Kits, which is extremely durable, flexible and water resistant. The exterior is printed with a full contents list on one side and the other features an area to list your emergency information. TruFlex™ material supports writing with most permanent markers and dries almost instantly.

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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 store.itstactical.com/collections/medical

Blue Force Gear – Tourniquet Now! Pouch

Monday, August 13th, 2018

SAVANNAH, GA-June 27, 2018- Blue Force Gear® announced the debut of the Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch to its growing line of medical accessories, each designed with focus on mission-critical essentials, including IFAK carriers and medical item storage, all while remaining versatile and lightweight.

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“While working with some of the top tier medical professionals,” said Stephen Hilliard, Director of Product Development, “we found that they are dialed in on the effects of UV degradation on tourniquets. We wanted to make a quick access TQ pouch that offers more environmental protection than our standard TNS Strap

Performance and Usability

The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch is the perfect balance between speed and protection in a platform that allows you to add a tourniquet to your everyday carry. The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch gives you superior protection yet quick access to your tourniquets. In line with our other medical equipment such as the Trauma Kit NOW!™ and the Micro TKN™ – the Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch can be accessed with one hand – simply pull the tab down and remove the tourniquet.

Previously you had to decide between overbuilt flapped or zippered pouches, hard ‘open top’ pouches, or having your tourniquet exposed with rubber bands. The first option can become too complicated or time consuming searching for a zipper pull – time that cannot be afforded when seconds is the difference in survival. Exposed tourniquets will experience faster degradation from UV rays, water, and sand and debris – not to mention the possible failure of the rubber bands holding the tourniquet.

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The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch was designed around the CAT tourniquet but can fit the SOF, RATS, TK4, SWAT-T, or other similar sized tourniquets and serves as a great all-around rapid deploy pouch. The tourniquet fits inside an elastic keeper attached to the lid that is then folded up and secured on the top with a hook and loop field. Lastly a BLIP™ – or Ball Loaded Index Point makes for the perfect ‘pull’ with gloved, wet, or bloody hands. . The ball doesn’t rely on friction; the bones in your fingers positively engage it. BLIP’s form is both easy to pull and impossible to miss. . As with all Blue Force Gear equipment, it is made with excellence in the USA and carries a limited lifetime warranty.

Technical and Colors

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The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch starts with the Helium Whisper® MOLLE attachment system made of ULTRAcomp® – a battle proven, high performance laminate. This creates a small and light yet secure MOLLE attachment for the pouch on any MOLLE war-belt, plate carrier, pack, or any other platform.

BELT

The Belt Mounted Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch allows you to carry a tourniquet on your belt – easily the most effective life saving device. Whether a trip to the mall, the office, or through the woods – a tourniquet should always be with you. The pouch fits on any pants belt or duty belts up to 2” wide.

Dimensions – 2” x 2” x 7”
Weight – 41 grams empty
Colors – Black, Coyote Brown and MultiCam.

Pricing and Availability

The Tourniquet Now!™ Pouch is available now at www.blueforcegear.com/tourniquet-now-pouch

Pricing ranges from $29 to $39 per pouch.

CRO Medic System Preview

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The CRO Medic System is a scalable system designed as a supplement to your issue kit. We checked it out last month at Warrior East and wanted to give an overview of the system.

It is comprised of seven items:

1x Gunfighter Belt – The base of the system, inner outer gun belt with horizontal and vertical laser cut PALS attachments.

1x Slim Bleeder Kit – Offers appendix carry for MAR. Designed to fit Combat Gauze, ACE Wrap, Cx Seals, NPA. Clamshell pouch opens halfway like an accordion so your gear is retained.

1x Hybrid IFAK – True lumbar carry, rides high over the gun belt. Spin it to the front and it acts as a dangler pouch. Ditch it to the back when it’s not needed. Laser cut PALS wings designed for our TQ covers/ perfect balance when running. Doesn’t move. You’ll forget you have an assault med bag on you.

2x TQ Covers – Offers great retention as well as protection from UV/Dirt. Fast access when you need it. Works with CAT or SOFTT-W.

1x Ankle IFAK *new concept* scalable. Wear on outside of your pants for fast access to a full IFAK. Features 4-finger laser cut handle for easy ditching. Give IFAK to someone to treat out of or use to plus up your own gear. Pull your suit pant over for concealed IFAK carry. Designed for a CAT Gen 7 to ride up the Achilles. Tuck tab if you want to use another type of TQ.

1x Medic Case (most popular item) set up for NARC carry, surgical, airway, any fast combo. Designed for your cargo pocket. Makes a great bag organizer.

Look for additional details on all of these items as well as others, soon.

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