Managing hemorrhage control with a tourniquet and other EMS response tools and other quick-response tools takes in-depth training. The Disaster Podcast team returns this week with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic and co-host Sam Bradley who are joined by podcast regular, Dr. Joe Holley. Jamie and Sam talk with Joe about the need to learn the correct methods for hemorrhage control and that there are huge gaps in the standard training for most EMS providers, firefighters, and police officers.
There are numerous tools on the market to manage severe bleeding including several commercial tourniquets. Among the most popular are the CAT Tourniquet, the SOF-T Tourniquet, and the SWAT-T Tourniquet. All of these tourniquets are readily available for providers via the usual medical channels and via online stores like Amazon.com.
Again, a special thank-you to Paragon Medical Education Group for their continued support of this podcast as our partners in this endeavor to bring disaster medicine to you. Check out their page and educational resources that can help your system be more prepared for what happens in your area.