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Reckit Trauma Kit – Rapid Emergency Care
Emergency Trauma Kit -The Reckit Trauma Kit
Emergency Trauma Kit – The Reckit Trauma Kit Is a trauma kit that the average person with minimum training could use to address severe injuries.
The Reckit is not a first aid kit.
The Reckit is a trauma kit. A simple, easy to use, inexpensive, trauma kit. Whats the difference? First aid kits are intended to address very basic and superficial wounds, like your every day cuts and scrapes normally not requiring a visit to the doctor or hospital. A trauma kit is intended to deal with life-threatening injuries, and to keep someone alive until expert medical help arrives and the accident victim can be transported to a hospital. There is a big difference. That difference can mean life or death in an emergency. Especially in the remote locations hikers and outdoor enthusiast may find themselves, …. or home injuries, work-related injuries, motor vehicle crashes,natural disasters,bombings,or school shootings.
A significant number of injured victims die before they reach the hospital, regardless of how and where they are injured. Knowing what to do and having something to do it with can save lives.
The Reckit was designed to be used by the average person- with little or no medical training ( I highly recommend some form of basic first aid or wilderness medicine course) to deal with the injuries and potential complications most responsible for preventable deaths. When I say preventable deaths- Trauma deaths are distributed over 3 peak times.
1st peak: within seconds to minutes of injury. Little can be done for these serious injuries.
2nd peak: within minutes to 1 hour (or so). This is often referred to the Golden Hour Of Opportunity. Death is preventable with rapid, appropriate care. This is where the Reckit can have the greatest impact.
3rd peak: within days or weeks where infection/organ failure may result in death.
The Reckit comes in a 5x4x1 inch sealed clear plastic package ( about the size of an average wallet ). Once opened it can be resealed. This was done to allow individuals to customize the kit (i.e. gloves, Quick clot,etc.) The basic kit contains the following:
1 SWAT-T Tourniquet
1 5×9″ Trauma Pad
1 Emergency/Survival Blanket
1 Pair of Large Nitrile Gloves
Let me add- there are two big “myths” about tourniquet use:
– Tourniquets should only be used as a last resort
– Placing a tourniquet equals loss of limb.
There is an overwhelming amount of substantiated data ( military and civilian ) that dispels these myths.The American Red Cross and American Heart Association jointly announced updated first aid guidelines in 2015. The new bleeding updates align with the White House ” Stop the Bleed ” initiative. The revised guidelines stress the importance of stopping severe bleeding as a critical first aid skill. Tourniquets are now recommended to first aid providers for severe bleeding on a arm or leg.
A tourniquet may be considered for initial care when the first aid provider ( self help or buddy ) is unable to use standard first aid hemorrhage control ( direct pressure ) such as mass casualty incident, with a person who has multi system trauma, in a unsafe environment, or a wound that cannot be accessed.
While there are many ‘tactical’ and commercial tourniquets available, the SWAT-T tourniquet is one of the easiest to use with little to no prior training. Simply SWAT- Stretch, Wrap, And Tuck. It can also function as a pressure dressing or elastic bandage.
5×9″ Trauma Pad was included to provide a sterile covering for injuries to the head ( eyes, ears, nose and mouth ) and to give the care provider something extra in the way of bleeding control, wound covering and packing.
The Emergency/Survival blanket has many uses besides just for treating shock. It can be used to immobilize fractures as a soft splint or sling- if practical.
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Anyone can provide first aid and life saving care- if you know what to do and have something to do it with. The need for the Reckit is real. Its not if, something happens.
But when and where.
Stay safe. be ready.
Owner and founder
Contents and Application of Reckit Trauma Kit
Ret. Command Master Chief USN Hershel Davis
Very, very well thought out and looks like I should have one or two. What is the cost and do you take credit card?PS Those would be very handy for every combat soldier, just in case the Medic or Corpsman was not handy or busy elsewhere taking care of someone else.
- served 34 years USN
- first 5 with Submarine Force Atlantic
- next 29 with Underwater Demolition Teams and Seal Teams
- last 17 years of service I was Command Master Chief of UDT and Seal Teams.
As an Emergency Medicine physician and backcountry enthusiast, I am truly impressed with the versatility and portability of the RecKit. The RecKit can effectively treat both the most serious and the most common injuries encountered. The thermal blanket can combat primary hypothermia or counter the hypothermia associated with trauma and shock. A compression dressing or tourniquet can be formed to control bleeding. In addition, the kit offers multiple immobilization options to stabilize orthopedic injuries. I can imagine an endless variety of other potential uses for this intelligent product. I keep one in my car and one in my backpack. Thanks, Bradley Post, MD, FACEP
Hi Bobby, We trained 10 health workers in Belize on how to use your tourniquet. It went really well and your product was well received. We even gave one to our hotel owner Thomas who cut his foot badly with a machete during our stay. I like the simplicity of your design and feel it is extremely useful for international projects due to its simplicity and effectiveness. Thanks again for supporting MedicForce.Jono
"Great job ..... clearly the SWAT-T can be done one-handed... That and so much more. Thanks for your work Reckit!" ...President TEMS Solutions www.SWAT-T.comS. Brock Blankenship, MD, FAAEM