The Color Purple

The Color Purple In our Simple Trauma classes one of the things that we discuss is the use of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), more specifically, gloves. During the discussion we talk about using nitrile gloves instead of latex due to patient allergy concerns. Another thing that we talk about is the color of the gloves […]

Is That a Tourniquet in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See my Trauma?

Over the past few years we have seen an ever-increasing push for people to obtain medical training. Across the social media spectrum, and on numerous internet forums, we have seen an often-cited refrain of “but what about medical?” when people are showing off their favorite blaster and zombie apocalypse deployment kit. As a result, a […]

Why Do I Still Shoot .45?

Often when I’m seen using a .45 caliber pistol in class people will often ask me “Why are you still shooting .45? Don’t you know the 9mm has been shown to be better?”. My typical answer is usually along the lines of “Because I want to.” In all honesty there is nothing wrong with shooting […]

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