I have a blowout kit (IFAK) in my car, another in my wife’s car, and an a third in my range bag. I have surgical shears, nitrile gloves, several Israeli bandages, tourniquets, and Z-Pack dressing. I am in no way a medical professional, I did some basic combat lifesaving training with the Guard in college and have watched a number of YouTube videos on how to use the stuff I have.
I’m just an amateur, but the range I shoot at is 30 miles from the nearest hospital, and has bad cellphone reception. If someone has an AD, my fucking about with a tourniquet may be the different between life and death when getting to an ER is going to take half and hour. I am willing to take that risk.
Carrying medical equipment like that is a lot like concealed carry in general. I’m not a professional gun fighter, but I’d rather do my best as an amateur than die with my thumb up my ass waiting for the professionals to show up.
I’m reading a segment from a news article when I come across this quote from a medical doctor.
“They would be something you could have in your closet in a small bag that you could pull out and go.”
Oh, like a blow out kit for MDs. Maybe a little more advanced than what I have.
We’ve seen a couple of attempted terrorist acts in the US in the last few days, and a car attack in Australia. Having some doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals carry some emergency trauma supplies as part of their EDC will only help save lives in these types of situations.
That’s not what The Guardian is talking about. Nope.
Mangold was at a special workshop organized by a not-for-profit group whose mission is to make up for the lack of instruction on contraception and abortion at many US medical programs. But it doubled as a lesson in using a no-frills kit of basic instruments that, in the event of the practice becoming illegal in the US, could be stashed and carried discreetly, to perform covert abortions safely.
Yep, it’s a training program to teach medical students to do covert field abortions because TRUMP!!!
Khan wants to offer family planning “especially in underserved areas”. But he added: “I don’t know if I would still provide abortion if it was illegal, which is maybe in our very near future.”
Because that would take a Constitutional Amendment or the Supreme Court reversing Roe v. Wade, neither of which is going to happen in my lifetime, but why not use that as an excuse to have a fun and exciting day practicing abortions on fruit. (Seriously, go to the article and look at the pictures, those are some happy, smiling faces practicing abortions.)
I warms the cockles of my heart to know that in a world where a Christmas market or marathon finish line, or anywhere else that people gather could be attacked at any time; we have medical professionals who are ready to rush in with portable field kids to
stop bleeding and save lives murder the unborn babies.