My aid bag is pretty well stocked for trauma, but that's because I held onto a lot of supplies that would have otherwise been thrown away. Off the top of my head, I don't know how many of each I have, but it's a bunch.
Israeli Bandage (Can be used as field dressing or pressure dressing. Great bandages. GET SOME!!)
Field dressing (Should be able to find them in army surplus stores, but Israeli bandages are replacing them)
CAT tourniquet (I have tourniquets with plastic and metal windlasses. Plastic ones have been known to break in theater while applying them to legs because of the pressure required to stop bleeding from the thigh
4"x4" cover sponge
I have quite a bit more, but my aid bag also contains my survival kit. I have fluids and supplies to start IV infusions, but administering IV fluids is something you probably won't have time for and is not a high priority in treating a traumatic wound at the first aid level
"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
7 years 5 days ago, 2:11 PM