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#1 911 Healer

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:09 AM

In my EMT and first aid classes, I have a lot of students ask about using diapers, feminine pads and tampons - on trauma patients. I also find those items in everything from IFAKs (Individual First Aid Kits) to industrial emergency medical response kits and even some ambulances (with the intent of using on trauma patients). This CTOMS "Private Bloggins" post has a rather crass title - but the information contained within, is excellent!

http://privatebloggins.ca/?p=1026
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:32 AM

In my tccc class 2 yrs ago, the instructor (retired SEAL corpsman) told us the same thing. Ampons dont stop the bleeding, they just keep you from making a mess. Thanks for posting the link.
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#3 911 Healer

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 10:36 AM

You bet!

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 08:04 PM

That was an excellent article. I'm saving that for my next class. I hear that crap all the time. And I hear it by some pretty switched on guys otherwise.
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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:18 PM

The best thing to do is to find quantitative research/data and case studies regarding, improvised traumatic hemorrhage control. That will help to see what works and what doesn't - and why.

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#6 911 Healer

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

There are a ton of resources out-there which discuss the efficacy of improvised trauma dressings - the “Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS)”; “EMS World”; the Special Operations Medical Association’s (SOMA) “Journal of Special Operations Medicine (JSOM)”/Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care (CoTCCC) – are but a few resources.

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Posted 02 February 2015 - 03:13 PM

Thanks for this - would not have known otherwise, and in fact had my RN wife suggest having them around in my car kit.  I've got plenty of Israeli bandages instead.


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Posted 02 February 2015 - 09:23 PM

Good read, thanks for the added knowledge.


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Posted 12 May 2015 - 10:17 AM

When I read the title of this topic, I rolled my eyes thinking here we go again. Tampon time!!
Fearing a revitalized fascination with cramming sponges into holes. I am pleasantly suprised that maybe this myth will die finally. Good article and well presented. Thanks for sharing

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Posted 21 May 2015 - 12:48 PM

I will say though that when I worked at a Boy Scout Camp as their medical officer tampons do work great for nose bleeds. Honestly I would never think of them for serious traumas though.


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Posted 22 May 2015 - 07:48 AM

I will say though that when I worked at a Boy Scout Camp as their medical officer tampons do work great for nose bleeds. Honestly I would never think of them for serious traumas though.


I wasn't gonna, but I just have to ask. Why did a BOY Scout camp have tampons?
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#12 Virius

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Posted 22 May 2015 - 08:53 PM

Not sure actually, there are a lot of den mother's and female counselors that were around so the prior Health Officer to myself must have requested them. I just found them in the health office so I utilized them in the best way I saw fit.

 

I would have to cut them down as they were adult sized, but they did the job nicely, and I know a rolled up 2x2 would work just as well but it was hilarious to pull one out of my med bag and see the look on a mother's face when she would say "is that what I think it is?"


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