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Added tourniquet to my thigh pocket

Discussion in 'Advanced Scuba Discussions' started by Rooster59, May 27, 2019.

  1. Ana

    Ana Solo Diver

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    Sorry I'm posting while having a drink and don't recall the name of the goo impregnated in the bandages. Not sure is a K word but I could be wrong. I do have training regularly and don't have fantasies of being a hero, enough first responders in my family no need for me to become a wanna be.
     
  2. Scuba Cobra

    Scuba Cobra Nassau Grouper

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    Man, we're on gen 7's now.
     
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  3. Graveyarddiver

    Graveyarddiver Angel Fish

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    I guess we all aren’t that lucky, correct me if I’m wrong the gen 4 is the first varient with The improved buckle
     
  4. Scuba Cobra

    Scuba Cobra Nassau Grouper

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    I honestly couldn't tell you. I have only been around for Gen 6-7 CAT's and gen 1-4 SOFTW.

    The gen 7 CAT shares characteristics with the SOFTW Series of Tq's.
     
  5. HBVetera n2312

    HBVetera n2312 Angel Fish

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    I, like thousands of others, have used the CAT III in combat and it simply works. In my opinion, based on fact, the advantage to having this tourniquet is that you can put it on your own arm or leg in under 20 seconds if it is prepped and carried on your person. 20-30 seconds of an arterial bleed and you will pass out. Enough said.

    However, if you think buying a CAT III and throwing it in your BCD is good enough, you're wrong. You need to train with it and show others how and when to use it. I can show someone in a pre-dive brief how to use it in 5 minutes. And the stats show that it has prevented hundreds of battlefield deaths. For $30, that's a bargain.

    The one thing I wonder is how long the nylon will hold up against saltwater. Enter the Marine Tourniquet. I talked to the owner of that company at the Scuba Show in Long Beach and his is made of saltwater resistant material. And it has a ratchet like a snowboard binding. Too easy.

    Remember, bleeding control is just that. No matter what you use to stem any bleeding, you MUST seek medical care quickly. None of these interventions are a solution to massive hemorrhaging. They simply slow it down, extending the Golden Hour. Only a surgeon can fix a vascular compromise. Treat for shock and get the person to a doctor. All of the previously discussed interventions work, but only temporarily.
     
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  6. HBVetera n2312

    HBVetera n2312 Angel Fish

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    The CAT III has the buckle with teeth to prevent slippage on the upper thigh. I and II had a double buckle slot.
     
  7. HBVetera n2312

    HBVetera n2312 Angel Fish

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    I show people how to use BP cuffs as an expedient alternative as these are SIMILAR to surgical tourniquets. A BP cuff (sphygmomanometer) will leak air eventually. You have to keep pumping the bulb to maintain arterial occlusion which is bad when you are trying to encourage clotting. Better than nothing and can be used in conjunction with arterial pressure points.
     
  8. HBVetera n2312

    HBVetera n2312 Angel Fish

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    ABSO-FREAKING-LUTELY
     
  9. pauldw

    pauldw Solo Diver

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    I was in a restaurant the other day, and a waitress started yelling, asking if anyone knew CPR. I told her I not only knew CPR, I knew the whole alphabet! Everyone started laughing. Well, except for one guy.
     
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  10. MoistNeoprene

    MoistNeoprene Angel Fish

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    Hahaha! Reminds me of the old joke about runner tightening his shoes. His friend says you're an idiot, you can't outrun the bear. He says, I don't have to, just have to outrun you!
     

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