Immediate Response Training’s Rapid Options Bags make great gifts this season! Whether its an addition to a prepared classroom, a shooter’s range bag, or an officer’s duty belt, Rapid Options Bags are crucial equipment for people prepared to save a life.
10/11 – 10a-2p Tactical Emergency Casualty Care + Stop the Bleed Training Event
10/14 – 10a-4p Tactical Emergency Casualty Care + CPR-AED
Scope of the course: Learn to respond to traumatic injuries in high threat environments. Understanding the chain of survival. Learn and practice proper application of tactical tourniquets, wound packing, pressure dressings, use of chest seals for treating sucking chest wounds, prevention of shock, evacuation, and much more!
For TECC + Stop the Bleed training registration information click here!
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Choosing the right CoTCCC approved tourniquet for your every-day-carry
When considering which tourniquet to carry, IRT recommends that you only consider commercial tourniquets approved by the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC). These non-pneumatic tourniquets have been manufactured to the highest medical standards, tested by the global authority on tactical trauma care and put to use saving lives by combat operators, paramedics and law enforcement around the world.
The first is the Combat Application Tourniquet (C.A.T) Gen 7 made by North American Rescue
The second is the SAM XT Tourniquet made by SAM Medical.
The reasons behind selecting these two tourniquets over the others are based on three factors. Ease of self-application, Ease of buddy-application, and Ease of carry. These two tourniquets offer rigidity that the SOFT-T, the RMT and the TMT don’t. The rigidity of the compression bands on the CAT and the SAM XT ensure the tourniquets keep their shape without twists or tangles during application. This is a huge time saving benefit and spares the user from needing to rely on fine motor dexterity to undue twists in the band during high stress traumatic injury events. High quality hook-loop tape (velcro) assists both of these tourniquets during the initial tightening of the band. The user can pull the band tight with less pulls (2-3 with CAT & SAM XT, 3-5 with SOFT-T & RMT), and without the need to brace the limb against a firm base to achieve effective tightening. The second advantage the CAT and the SAM XT have over the other tourniquets is their quick launch configuration for storage. Both of these tourniquets can be folded small and hold themselves together without the use of rubber bands or other aid devices. They also can be carried in manufactured holsters attached on a belt or MOLLE webbing. For these reasons IRT believes the CAT and SAM XT have an edge over the other CoTCCC approved extremity tourniquets.
For clarity, it should be stated that above all device features, TRAINING WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT is what will make you the most effective life-saver in a traumatic injury event. A person who regularly trains with a piece of equipment or tool will always beat an untrained person. Whichever device you carry, please train with it regularly and make sure you are counted among People, Prepared.
COURSE PURPOSE The primary purpose of the American Red Cross Wilderness and Remote First Aid course is to provide individuals a foundation of first aid principles and skills to be able to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response, such as wilderness and remote environments, including urban disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.
COURSE PREREQUISITES Current adult CPR/AED certification is a prerequisite for participation in the Wilderness and Remote First Aid course. Participants must also be 14 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.
Day 1 – Classroom Phase @ Glenbard Security, Villa Park
Day 2 – Outdoor Phase @ Churchill Woods, Lombard
Wilderness and Remote First Aid 16 hour Training Event (Register)
9:00am-5:00pmGlenbard Security, Inc. Villa Park, IL
If you use a firearm to defend life, its probably because your loved one, a co-worker, or an innocent bystander was first the target. After you address the threat its time to start pre-hospital trauma care. Its imperative that you are trained and equipped to act.
Enroll now in an Immediate Trauma Care class today! Seats available in next weeks training