|ODM Individual Bleeder Kit
with SWAT "T" Tourniquet
exclusive IBK was designed with all public safety
professionals in mind, but is geared specifically towards those
who put themselves in harms way. This little kit is the answer to gaining the upper hand on hemorrhage control
while keeping cost and real estate on your duty belt in check.
It contains all the supplies you need to
administer basic first aid in combating the #1 cause of death
due to combat related activity: HEMORRHAGE CONTROL.
Because of its compact size, it
stores easily on your duty belt without getting in the way.
Ok, so the question is:, "How many LEO's carry something on their
person for the 'worst case scenario'? " The
response is rote: "I keep a first aid kit in the trunk of my patrol car"
or "in my bailout bag" which would do them a world of good after getting into a gunfight after
a foot pursuit.
So why don't more LEO's carry something on
their duty belt? The answer is "REAL ESTATE" - NOT ENOUGH ROOM ON THE
BELT, I GET IT...
Well, now there's no excuse...
|In 25 years of prehospital medicine, I've responded on my fair share
of officers that caught a bullet in an exchange with a perp and I've
gotta tell ya', EMS can't always be "Johnny On The Spot"; EMS is often
times told to hold back until the scene is secure. A person can bleed
out of a femoral artery rupture in +/- 3 minutes.
I know of one
case that had the 2nd and 3rd officers in not been former paramedics, a
wounded officer would have lost more than just his leg...
Look, it isn't necessary to have officers/deputies go out into the streets
without the most basic tools on them to save their life, or the life of their
fellow officer. Hopefully, the only thing they'll be using and replacing in this
kit is the barrier gloves.
Application in theory:
Whenever possible, and if the wounded operator can, have them apply direct
pressure to the wound site.
- Don your
BlackSeal Nitrile Gloves
- Open and apply the
Conform Bandage Dressing either on or packed in the
penetrating wound (depending on your training and
department's approved protocol).
- Apply the
SWAT "T" Tourniquet as a pressure bandage over the
wound site. If needed, apply more pressure to the SWAT "T"
so that it acts as a tourniquet (see instructions on the
SWAT ""T" packaging or click
here for a video demonstration of the SWAT "T", follow
local or department approved protocol).
- If necessary, use the
Combat Reinforcement Medical Tape for additional
security of the bandaging or dressings or use as a an
improvised chest seal (with our without SWAT "T" wrapper).
|These items come packed in our
Modular Strobe/Compass Pouch and contents are held in place by a
flap cover that's secured with an adjustable strap and Fastex type Side
Release Buckle (SRB) which means that there's no Velcro to wear out or
come undone during your duty day.
Additionally, the pack is secured to
either a M.O.L.L.E. / P.A.L.S. based system or your duty belt, Sam
Browne, or whatever else you may wear, via two M.O.L.L.E. straps with a
Velcro Hook backing and 2 subdued snap fasteners for a secure fit.
This version is shown with our optional
Tactical Shears and
Kit packed in Tan Case
and shown with optional
CT Mini Lanyard