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ADAPTIVX Introduces Trauma Kit

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)

14 Responses to “ADAPTIVX Introduces Trauma Kit”

  1. Logan says:

    It’s amazing, but I’d much rather it have a SWAT-T instead of the pressure dressing and that it also include a CPR Shield for cases of respiratory arrest, such as opioid overdoses.

    • SSD says:

      We keep going over this. If you want a CPR Shield, carry one. I know a lot of people who do. But don’t put it in a trauma kit, especially a sealed trauma kit.

      • Logan says:

        Why not? Respiratory arrest is a life threatening condition that can arise due to both illness and traumatic causes. After I stop all bleeding and seal all holes, I may actually be performing rescue breaths on a patient with a traumatic injury. Every single blowout kit should include a CPR shield. Full CPR is generally not a part of TCCC, but ventilating a patient (rescue breaths) who is not breathing adequately is a part of the R in the MARCH acronym. Which is why bag valve masks (BVMs) are in every Medic’s aid bag. But I obviously can’t EDC a BVM. I EDC a TQ, Combat Gauze, an NCD and a CPR shield, and I want them all together, so that when I need them, they’re good to go.

        • mike says:

          Chest compressions and 911. If you’re in an urban area police with a bag or mask in the car will be there in 2-5, fire a couple minutes later. If you’re in a rural area just keep a mask in the car. If it’s someone you know you’re not going to bother with a mask anyway.

          • Logan says:

            Every minute without oxygen results in loss of brain cells. As a Medic myself, I know my area’s Police/Fire/ALS response times. While very good, we can’t discount how precious time is to keeping someone neurologically intact. I came up on a wreck with a person who was unresponsive and not breathing. I gave him a few rescue breaths and he started talking to me. It was a heroin OD. There is ZERO reason why a blowout should not include a CPR shield. They are paper thin and cost like $3. Also, you don’t do chest compressions for someone in respiratory arrest who has a pulse. You just do ventilations.

            • mike says:

              I’m well aware of when and when not use breaths, but I think you’re missing the point of this kit first of all. However, if you are going to use a cheap ass, paper thin mask on a random heroine addict that may or may not provide a proper barrier when they vomit during CPR because it’s been stored in a soft pouch that you’ve have been wearing in the small of your back for who knows how long you’re crazy.

            • Papa6 says:

              This is why I keep a jump kit in my car. If I do come upon an MVC or person down. I grab a real kit with all the appropriate gear in it. This little kit is obviously, specifically aimed at the Tx of penetrating wounds.

              It’s like the military IFAK. It is for the person carrying it to be used on themselves, either self-aid or buddy-aid. It’s not an all inclusive aid bag.

              I personally think it’s a great idea!

  2. Joe says:

    how much stuff you wanna put inside your waistband ?

  3. DEM says:

    It’s like a tramp stamp for 18D. Just enough to peek out and show what they are all about.

  4. Lightfighter says:

    Don’t understand all the noise about CPR shields. Although I don’t need above the configuration of kit, conceptually, it’s made for me to treat me, not for me to treat anybody else. Assuming I’m rolling with a team, they better love me enough to handle a little bit of my spit, if necessary. If I’m going to be treating someone else I’m going to use their kit (because I know where my teammates keep their own shit) or I’m going to use an aid bag, which has a BVM. If you’re a stranger and you don’t have your own kit then I’m just doing compressions, sorry.

    • Logan says:

      If someone isn’t breathing, but has a pulse, then you don’t do chest compressions. The only treatment is to ventilate them. So why are we taking this procedure out of our tool box by not including a paper thin, $3 CPR shield if we admit that we won’t do rescue breaths without barrier device? If this kit is for self-aid only, then why does it have an NPA and 14g NCD? Are you going to do those procedures on yourself? No. Blowout kits are meant to keep essential lifesaving gear on you. Ventilating a patient is basic life support applicable not only in EDC scenarios, but also in injuries sustained in low vis operations. I believe this kit was designed for both of which. After you seal holes, you ventilate your patient during the R in MARCH. There is ZERO reason not to have the capability to breathe for someone safely in any personal medical kit. It is definitely a critical item, along with a TQ and gauze to pack junctional bleeds with.

      • jon says:

        I agree with what others have said, basically a trauma kit is primarily for the user. a CPR/face shield is a cheap addition, and I have one in my briefcase with more trauma/general med stuff. I also keep one in the cubby in my truck. The ones I have are cheap and we (my ex and I) got like 50 of them on these little key chains for a really low price online. Worst case, add one to your keychain instead of in a sealed pack. This also allows for faster access to the shield for any breathing (non-tactical/trauma) issues such as a kid choked on something or whatever. I see you point and validate having a mask, but think placement is key and the intent of this kit is trauma specific.

      • Papa6 says:

        I had one of those little, key chain face shields. When time came to finally use it; it was completely useless. It had degraded and cracked at all the fold points. So; lesson learned is to replace those face shields regularly.