POTENTIALLY LIFE SAVING INFORMATION TAUGHT BY A SEASONED VETERAN
YOU CAN'T AFFORD TO NOT TAKE THIS CLASS!
This class will give you information, training, and practice on a subject that EVERYBODY needs to learn and know. If you drive, shoot, hunt, hike ... you're wrong to do so without knowing how to treat the most common life threatening injuries. A basic "first aid" course will not cut it. In this class you'll learn the latest proven techniques. This knowledge is priceless ... the life you save maybe a loved one or even your own.
There is a ton of great information given at this class. Yes I was the only girl there, but even I was able to learn to check people out.
If you drive a car, ride a motorcycle, carry a gun, or breathe you should have this class under your belt.
TAKE THE CLASS, SAVE A LIFE
Over the years I have taken a lot of 'trauma' medical training just because I can. I am not an EMT, Paramedic or the such. I am just a guy who wants to have the skill set to help.
This class went way beyond my exceptions.
I liked the class, people and training so much I wrote an article on it here - www.theweeklygeek.com/2015/01/21/
The Weekly Geek Blog
- NEVER BE UNPREPARED
- More than a Gun
- BLOOD LOSS AND YOU
NEVER BE UNPREPARED
The world is a wild an unpredictable place. Be it car accidents, negligent discharges, falling down the stairs, or more nefarious things, there is always something that can happen. Something that can cause great harm or injury to you or someone around you.
That is why it is so important to always be ready in case something unfortunate befalls you or someone you care about. While 9-1-1 and ambulances are nice, sometimes they are not an option, or are too far away to be of immediate use. There are a medley of things that could induce death before the ambulance shows up.
In the Beyond the Band-Aid course, you will learn the best and most effective ways to stop-gap traumatic injuries. Keep the patient, who may end up being you, alive until arrangements can be made to get to a professional medical treatment facility. Those extra minutes you bought with your actions could be the difference between Life & Death.
MORE THAN A GUN
If you are here and reading this, you are probably familiar with SOTG. Even if you aren't, there is a pretty simple concept that Professor Paul has always preached: "If you're going to carry a gun, you need to have some kind of medical gear."
Some people have come back with "What, are you saying that in case I ever have to shoot someone, so I can go patch them up?" The answer is No, the kit isn't for That Guy. The kit is for you, or someone you care about. Also having a medical kit and a gun are not necessarily related.
Basically what the Professor means is, if you're packing to defend yourself and cause hard, you also need to be backing to save yourself and help if anyone who should not be bleeding, is. Of course, like carrying a gun, you need more than just the tools. You need the experience, and the know-how of how to use it. That's what Beyond the Bandaid is about.
BLOOD LOSS AND YOU
The #1 cause of unnatural death in the world today is blood loss. Be it from a car crash, a bullet wound, a knife accident, falling down the stairs, you get the idea. That sweet, irony red stuff is extremely important to all of God's living creatures. If anyone in the world loses too much, they will die.
That is why Professor Paul is such a proprietor of tourniquet use. Before you think/ask, no they will not Cause You to lose a limb. There have been combat veterans who worn tourniquets for multiple hours and did not lose their limb. Odds are if you lose the limb with a TQ on it, you were going to lose it anyway.
Besides, here's an even simpler way to put it: Would you rather the patient lose their arm, or would you rather the patient DIE? So even if tourniquets did cause limb loss (and they don't), they are still the best option for heavy arterial bleeding. Because if your arteries are allowed to leak freely for more than about 5 minutes, you run the grave risk of going into Irreversible Shock.
During the course, you will learn how to use all different kinds of practical and improvised tourniquets. As well as how to properly apply pressure dressings and other ways to dress bleeding wounds.