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Feb 21Liked by Open Source Defense

Our range has an AED (maintained as part of our contract with Cintas, who also stocks the first aid kit on site). We have also hosted CPR training on site before (primarily for our instructors/RSOs, but then opened up to the membership).

Now that I think of it, I am surprised there are no automobile manufacturers offering an addon package that installs an AED in your vehicle. Would I drop a grand on an AED independently? Probably not. Would I drop that much on an enhanced safety package the next time I buy a vehicle? Very possibly.

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Feb 23Liked by Open Source Defense

And that's why I carry an IFAK on my ankle with a CAT7, Israeli bandage, hemostasic gauze, chest seals, and nitrile gloves. I've allowed myself to be convinced of the notion that, if you carry a device that can inflict mortal wounds, you should also carry items that will enable you to treat such wounds. Besides, I drive a lot for my work and MV collisions are far more likely (based on personal observation, rather than just statistical likelihood) than a self-defense scenario. Which is why I keep a larger IFAK in the car as well. The nice thing about AEDs is that most publicly accessible buildings have them, and they take very little training to operate.

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Feb 22Liked by Open Source Defense

Great article...once again you all prove your worth in how you write and convey your thoughts. One could build a business around this idea...Thanks.

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Feb 21Liked by Open Source Defense

A medicinal stapler will allow you to close a wound without any medical training and typically costs less than $10.

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Yea pretty interesting as AED does make a ton more sense as cardiac incidents are one of the top killers. Reminds me of this recent video about a training event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kZN8uo1mz4

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