“Out of the [top four killers in America], three of them we can actually do something about. Heart attack? Learn CPR… Trauma? Here’s two items and a couple hours of training… You’re now knocking out 50% of the top killers in America.” — Caleb Causey
The firearms and personal protection industry at large is progressing at leaps and bounds when it comes to the expectation of readiness for trauma! On almost every range or in every class you will see tourniquets, medical equipment, or individual first aid kits (IFAK). This trend has been a huge step in the right direction, but we still have such a long way to go in regards to understanding the use of those tools!
Here to help us is Caleb Causey. Caleb is the owner and lead instructor of Lone Star Medics and would like you to get to know your trauma equipment. If you haven’t considered why you might need it in the first place, Caleb has a few things to share about that, as well. In this episode, Caleb talks about the major causes of death in the U.S. and what we can do to learn to prevent them with relatively little equipment and a few hours of instruction. He also talks about some of the disturbing trends he’s seen with people who are seeking medical training regarding the bad techniques and equipment that are being taught and used.
If you are looking for the most up-to-date information on traumatic injuries and how we want to treat them, you will want to listen in on this episode!