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Range Emergency Medicine

Misfires And Light Strikes takes us to a place none of us want to go…

A GSW  (gunshot wound)

Presented as a pop quiz (pun intended?) the test refers to an accidental shooting injury whilst leaving the shooting range.

What do we DO NOW?

Go to the link and take the test.  It just might well save someone else’s life.  Or your own.

Thankfully, no one I know!

h/t exurbankevin

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


10 thoughts on “Range Emergency Medicine

  1. It’s a femoral artery hit, one can literally bleed out in 2-3 minutes, direct pressure,tourniquet ASAP, elevation (and hope to hell the ambulance is not far away!!!

    Posted by Old NFO | October 24, 2012, 9:11 am
  2. I tell everyone I shoot with that if someone ends up with a hole they weren’t born with, the gallon ziplock bag behind by passenger seat has the goodies to stop the bleeding and keep you breathing.

    Virtually all bleeding stops in 6 minutes. Either from a: clotting mechanisms or b: the blood is all gone.
    Try to avoid b.
    If you are going to use a tourniquet, make it wide (if possible) and *tight*. Belts are useful and many will go around a lower limb twice. If you try the direct pressure route, use PRESSURE. When the patient screams in pain over what you are doing, and they will, tell them that it’s saving their life and deal with the problem.
    Having been a Paramedic for 28 yrs has its advantages.

    Posted by Retired FFMedic | October 24, 2012, 11:39 am
  3. This post reminded me when I went grocery shopping last night – I bought diapers and sanitary napkins to add to the first aid kit for serious bleeds.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | October 25, 2012, 7:37 am

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