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    Gun shot wound and First aid training

    I am seeking training for gun shot wounds and first aid training. Not sure where to look if there is any instructor That knows of a good DVD program or better yet a hand on program in the Kentucky area that would be Great Thank you for your time

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    Take an American Heart Association First-Aid/CPR course. They will teach everything you need to know to manage a gun shot wound and other trauma until professional help arrives.
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    Oct 2010
    Valrico, FL
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    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Austin, Texas, United States
    Go to Amazon and search for gunshot wound first aid. There are a number of DVD's that will come up.

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    This is the class you want. Suarez International Trauma Medicine for the CCW Operator.
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    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Pasco, Washington, United States
    I second the AHA course. Try and find a course taught by a paramedic. Ask specifically before class, preferably a week or so before, to go over gun shot wounds.

    The last course I taught was for a gymnastics academy, they asked me a month in advance for specifically training for spinal injuries in a gym.

    Gun shot wounds are pretty easy to take care of though.

    Appendage: direct pressure with dressing, if it continues to bleed apply a tourniquet approximately 2" proximal to the wound (if a joint is 2"away, apply proximal to the joint.) Write down the time the tourniquet was put on.

    Chest/neck wound: direct pressure with occlusive dressing. If you have the equipment and training, listen to lung sounds. If a tension pneumo or hemo thorax develops, apply a one way valve. If you want more information on this ask and I will get more in depth.

    Abdomen: direct pressure with trauma or abdominal dressing. Hold pressure until advanced care.

    All patients need a large bore iv with fluid wide open. Treat for shock (flat with or without legs slightly up), keep them warm, keep them calm, check vitals every few minutes [pulse rate, pulse quality, pulse rhythm, blood pressure, oximetry, lung sounds, cms in extremities: circulation, motion, sensory])

    If bones are shattered, splints will need to be applied. Remember, there will be no pulse on extremities with a tourniquet on.

    If patient goes into shock or the heart stops, start CPR immediately and get an aed defribrillating asap.

    I have no experience with clotting agents, ie: quick if people have info on that, share it please.

    Just a very quick summary. If I have more time I'll add more later.
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    Thank you all for your help

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    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Houston Metro Area, Texas
    Would recommend Hands on training videos ok but you need hands on.

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