Stocking Stuffer #5 - the Trauma KIt Hemorrhage Control
This stocking stuffer is a little bigger but since in the 12 Days of Christmas song there were 5 golden rings on day 5 - we figured this should be a higher dollar item and actually it consists of a couple of components.. This is all about hemorrhage control and excludes some other critical capabilities such as airway management and splinting. Bottom line up front: you should be able to build a solid kit for your family for about $140.
Item #1 - the tourniquet: you chocie of the CAT or the SOFT-W. Must have one but better to have two.
Item #2 - the pressure bandage AKA the emergency bandage AKA the Israeli bandage. Again must have one but better to have two
Item#3 - Quikclot for areas you cannot apply or maintain direct pressure, again good to have more than one
Item #4 - the medical shears - to cut away clothing so you can observe the wound and apply hemmorage control
As an alternate to the pressure bandage, you can replace (or augment Item #2 above) with compressed guaze and an ACE bandage or Coban Wrap