By Brandon Butler, Director/Chief Instructor, TRS
Who really needs a trauma kit?
Well, in short, everybody. From everyday “”uh-ohs,” “oops-es” or “it seemed like a good idea” to a terrorist act, basic trauma kits (and the training that goes with them) is something everyone can use. Whether it’s a bicycle accident, car wreck, hiking injury or a gunshot wound, having the ability to stop heavy bleeding is a necessary skill. Since it only takes minutes for a person to bleed to death, being someone who can intervene could easily save a life, even your own. Most personal trauma kits are very affordable and come with some instruction on how to utilize them. Get one and throw it in your bag or vehicle.
Kits range from $25 to $150. Mid-range kits like the TRS Personal Trauma Kit (see picture) run about $60 and give you what you need to take care of a trauma injury. Other kits like those from Adventure Medical Kits can run on the lower end of the price range.
When a small investment in equipment and training (also available at TRS) can make a huge difference, consider the cost as an insurance policy. Be ready and equipped and, one day, you may act quick enough to save a life.
Contact us for more information on purchasing one of our trauma kits or medical training at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read about our TICS course here: TRS TICS Course