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Tourniquets…. Ahh Tourniquets.   How many of you think that if you use a tourniquet it will result in an amputation of that limb?  Truth is that tourniquets are safe, efficient, lifesaving tools.  Tourniquets should be the first line of defense...
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Life is full of differences. Every person is different, every trip, every class, every activity. The preparation for hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) versus the Colorado Trail, although are similar, they do require different planning.   Mountain biking, hiking, climbing, all...
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Bleeding can be categorized as bleeding you can see, and what you can’t see.  This is further broken down to bleeding from extremities or torso and junctional areas. Visible bleeding should be treated with direct pressure and some sort of...
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Bleeding can be categorized as bleeding you can see, and what you can’t see.  Bleeding you can see is simple, yet what you don't see requires emergency help immediately (think internal bleeding).  Simply put, blood that is slowly oozing out...
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Your intuition tells you to call 9-1-1, and if you were in town that would be great:  make the call, apply pressure to the wound, and 7-10 minutes later emergency medical services will arrive.  But what about when you aren’t in...
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