How-to-use your supplies - Video Tutorials
We chose videos based on the audience being an untrained bystander. We think they are effective in showing how these supplies are used. Should you have any further questions, please email or call our office. There may be a delay in response, so please don't call if you are in the middle of an emergency. ALWAYS call 911. The operator is trained in first aid and will be able to help if you are stuck.
Compressed Gauze: This video shows how to open and unravel the gauze to pack a wound. Once you have packed a wound to the point that no more gauze will fit inside the wound, take the remainder gauze and apply it to the top of the wound, then wrap the dressing with a pressure bandage; ie. Control wrap, Esmark Bandage, or Trauma Bandage.
Packing a Wound with Gauze - Using hemostatic or regular gauze works the same way when it comes to packing a wound. Again, once packed, you will want to apply a pressure bandage to hold pressure, to free up your hands. If you use a hemostatic gauze, tuck the package under the pressure dressing so the First Responders and Hospital Personnel know what you have used. This video is graphic, but the victim is a mannequin and the blood is not real.
The Olaes Modular Bandage: The Olaes Modular Bandage is sold separately and also comes inside the Emergency Trauma Station Throw Kit, and the Tramedic Massive Bleed Subkits that come as standard components in the Tramedic Cube, Cabinet Kit, and Wall Kit.
Softt-W Tourniquet: How to use a SofTT-Wide Tourniquet with Generation 4 upgraded buckle (The TQ that we sell in our store).
Tourmiquet: Another on how to use a tourniquet with a little more detail about the mechanism involved in stopping the bleed. This demonstration is using the SofTT-W 3rd generation. It operates the same as the Generation 4 that we sell in our store. The Gen 4 has an easier to use buckle and application is quicker. Worth the time to watch.
Folding a Tourniquet: How to fold your tourniquet flat for easy IFAK storage (not as bad as folding a fitted sheet).
Vented Chest Seal: Most chest seals work the same way. Here is a video to show how to use a Vented Chest Seal, to be applied on any penetrating wound between neck and navel, front or back.
Non-vented Chest Seal: How to use a non-vented chest seal - to be applied on any penetrating wound between neck and navel, front or back. Understand that after applied, if you see build up of air expanding the chest, or breathing difficulties, you may need to burp the seal, by lifting the tab, then re-sealing, continuing to monitor until help arrives. We highly recommend vented seals in the event of a sucking chest wounds to help prevent a fatal tension pneumothorax.
Chest seal using Petrolatum Gauze and Tape: How to make a chest seal using petrolatum Gauze and tape, which is the economical chest seal option that comes in the Tramedic Chest Wounds subkit, the Individual First Aid Kit, and as an optional chest seal in the Emergency Trauma Station Throw Kit.
CPR Face Shield: How to use an ad-safe face shield to avoid skin-to-skin contact, that comes in any of your Tramedic Kits.
CPR Pocket Resuscitator Mask: How to use an Adult/Child CPR Pocket Resuscitator Mask that is shipped separately as a bonus for every AED, Tramedic kit or Tacmed emergency trauma kit purchased.
The recovery Position: After you treat a patient, and they are breathing, and have no spine or neck injury, it's best to put them in the recovery position to avoid choking on vomit or any fluids. Cover with blanket to keep them warm.
Splinting Broken Bones