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Hi there! First post! I'm looking to get some medical training oriented towards traumatic injuries, reducing bleeding, tourniquets, chest seals, etc. I've only seen Online training but was looking for something in-person, do you know if there's something like this in MA?
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He there! First post! I'm looking to get some medical training oriented towards traumatic injuries, reducing bleeding, tourniquets, chest seals, etc. I've only seen Online training but was looking for something in-person, do you know if there's something like this in MA?
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Sig has a multi day course...Bullets and Bandages.

I attended the four hour course. It's taught by a former SF Medic and was well worth the money. Those courses are offered from time to time at clubs and gun shops.

My club in Barrington was holding them once or twice a year before close contact was banned. May start up in the near future. Anything White Bitch holds for classes is always top rated. they have a great staff.
 

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I took the Trauma Management class at Sig - it was good a full day class covered chest wounds, packing wounds, tourniquets, shock and bunch of other things. They also do a good job on medical supplies recommendations
 
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There's nothing wrong with looking into an EMT class as well. Not that you have to go get a job with it, but the totality of the training (medical/trauma/assessment) is quite valuable in my humble opinion. Granted, I work in public safety and have 25 yrs as an EMT under my belt this month, but it certainly provided a sound foundation throughout my career. I'd be more than happy to chat with anyone more if you're interested.
 

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There's nothing wrong with looking into an EMT class as well. Not that you have to go get a job with it, but the totality of the training (medical/trauma/assessment) is quite valuable in my humble opinion. Granted, I work in public safety and have 25 yrs as an EMT under my belt this month, but it certainly provided a sound foundation throughout my career. I'd be more than happy to chat with anyone more if you're interested.

I think I learned more in my 2 day Combat Life Saver course regarding knife/gunshot/explosion wounds than I did in all of my EMT-B class. If he's looking for specific classes on this, they do exist. An EMT class is going to take him all over the place as a catch all and a lot of the info in that class isn't relevant.
 

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An EMT course is good if you want to become an EMT. Otherwise it's an expensive way to learn a relatively narrow set of skills.

As I said, Stop the Bleed along with a CPR class will do what the OP wants.
 
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An EMT course is good if you want to become an EMT. Otherwise it's an expensive way to learn a relatively narrow set of skills.

As I said, Stop the Bleed along with a CPR class will do what the OP wants.
Lots of skills you won't ever have a chance to use because if you have the equipment handy there would be an EMT with it. Traction splints; extraction chairs; etc.

Years ago I had the experience of taking the EMT final exam .... as a patient, not an EMT candidate. Candidates had to bring their own patient to use for things like spinal injury stabilization; traction splints; starting traches (ok, just kidding about that one) etc.
 

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I took the EMT-B course, took it because it was 4 college credits I needed. Got my card, kept it up for a while. It's f***ing useless unless your gonna invest in all the gear that goes with it. Just take a "stop the bleed" class and get cpr certified.
 
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I took the EMT-B course, took it because it was 4 college credits I needed. Got my card, kept it up for a while. It's f***ing useless unless your gonna invest in all the gear that goes with it. Just take a "stop the bleed" class and get cpr certified.
Did they teach you to always carry a Glock 43 so you would have a decent trach tube at hand?
 
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For what it's worth, you don't have to own an ambulance to have an EMT cert to be worthwhile. A small medical kit, BP cuff, scope, splints, etc doesn't have to set you back a ton. There are lots of skills to gain by taking the course at the right price, it doesn't have to be expensive. Not bashing just doing CPR or Stop the Bleed courses, but it can be worth the extra knowledge.
 

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I was an EMT for a little while several years ago. I’ve taken TCCC a couple times as well, and I’m glad to have the experience from both. Knowing how to take a BP, apply a splint, and having an awareness of the physiology of the human body are all helpful things you can gain from an EMT course. However, I remember my textbook had a procedure to determine if a patient had an inflamed stomach lining by tapping the heel of their foot.... Definitely getting Into the weeds for most people, even for anyone working at a BLS level professionally. I’d take TCCC or a stop the bleeding any day for the average person.
 

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if anyone is considering an EMT course make sure you know that it's about as close to useless as it gets when you factor in the cost, the time it takes to take the class and the testing. Nevermind the con ed.

If you want to learn basic stuff theres a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttt better ways to go about it.
 

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if anyone is considering an EMT course make sure you know that it's about as close to useless as it gets when you factor in the cost, the time it takes to take the class and the testing. Nevermind the con ed.

If you want to learn basic stuff theres a lotttttttttttttttttttttttttttt better ways to go about it.

BLS recertification is (I think) 24 hour refresher, plus 30 hours of ConEd, plus CPR every two years. Plus paying the NREMT and MA $150.00 every two years for the cards. I assume that you get yours through your employer paid either straight time or OT.

BTW, pension wise it's better to get an annual stipend for training versus OT. ;)
 

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BLS recertification is (I think) 24 hour refresher, plus 30 hours of ConEd, plus CPR every two years. Plus paying the NREMT and MA $150.00 every two years for the cards. I assume that you get yours through your employer paid either straight time or OT.

BTW, pension wise it's better to get an annual stipend for training versus OT. ;)

My EMT is on my pension, but I won't be retiring on the system so it won't matter. Our con ed is not overtime, unfortunately.

I think my recert is 20 hours con ed and 24 hour refresher. I can't remember. I hate that license with a passion.
 

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I’m a Stop the Bleed training instructor and would be pleased to offer a course in Central MA for folks if someone were to arrange for a venue... most in person classes were shutdown due to Covid last year and it hasn’t been a priority for many places to resume them yet, as many places have been looking to role out training serving as emergency dispensing sites for the vaccine.
 

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I’m a Stop the Bleed training instructor and would be pleased to offer a course in Central MA for folks if someone were to arrange for a venue... most in person classes were shutdown due to Covid last year and it hasn’t been a priority for many places to resume them yet, as many places have been looking to role out training serving as emergency dispensing sites for the vaccine.
I would take the class if someone finds a place
 

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My EMT is on my pension, but I won't be retiring on the system so it won't matter. Our con ed is not overtime, unfortunately.

I think my recert is 20 hours con ed and 24 hour refresher. I can't remember. I hate that license with a passion.

Condition of employment, I'd guess.
 

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I would take the class if someone finds a place

I have a suspicion that none are running right now because they can't be done on line. There is a practical exercise (not exam) component that is part of the class.

EMT classes are running, but the state has strict protocols in place for the hands on parts of the class.
 
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BLS recertification is (I think) 24 hour refresher, plus 30 hours of ConEd, plus CPR every two years. Plus paying the NREMT and MA $150.00 every two years for the cards. I assume that you get yours through your employer paid either straight time or OT.

BTW, pension wise it's better to get an annual stipend for training versus OT

Yes, there are a lot of costs involved. That is a decision that must be weighed. Thankful that we have negotiated over they years that my job gives con-ed at work, OT for recert, pays for our recert fees, and pays our annual stipend.
 
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I took CPR in high school.

The instructor stressed that we should never attempt CPR if our certification card is not current. As with many here on NES regarding other topics, she was unable to cite a law, regulation of even official opinion to support that assertion.
 

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Chapter 112

Section 12V. Any person who, in good faith, attempts to render emergency care including, but not limited to, cardiopulmonary resuscitation or defibrillation, and does so without compensation, shall not be liable for acts or omissions, other than gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct, resulting from the attempt to render such emergency care.


Probably enacted after you graduated from high school.
 

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Hi there! First post! I'm looking to get some medical training oriented towards traumatic injuries, reducing bleeding, tourniquets, chest seals, etc. I've only seen Online training but was looking for something in-person, do you know if there's something like this in MA?
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About this Event​

Saturday APRIL 10, 2021 – OnSight Medical Training presents:​

Life Saver Trauma Med Class​


171 Lincoln St. 3rd Floor, Lowell, Massachusetts 01852​

9:30am to 5:30pm​

$150 per person.​

Please note there is a $75 deposit upon registration, with $75 CASH due on day of class.​

This full day class is designed to teach the student what to do and how to respond and treat a casualty in the event of a traumatic injury or medical emergency.
Emphasis is placed on stopping bleeding and bandaging wounds. This is not strictly a “gunshot” class.
Lesson plans and hands on applications will cover many various injuries including: lacerations, shock, blood loss, head injuries, fractures, and more).


We will also cover med kit and personal first aid kit contents.

The time to learn is now, before an incident happens.

This class will include, but is not limited to:

– Basic first aid and advanced trauma / wound care
– Self Aid
– Rapid patient assessment
– Effectively stopping massive bleeding
– Basic anatomy and physiology of life-sustaining systems
– H, A, B, C’s—Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing and Circulation
– Contents and application of Individual med kit components
– Proper storage and employment of the med kit
– Basic and advanced airway management – treating and monitoring
tension pneumo thorax, sucking chest wound and flail chest
– Use of bandages, compression bandages, gauze, and hemostatic agents (celox, combat gauze, etc.)
– Proper use, storage and application of tourniquets, chest seals, NPA.
– Recognition and Treatment of various injuries (gunshots, lacerations,
burns, airway blockage, head injuries, orthopedic, environmental)
– Recognition and treatment of hypovolemic (hemorrhagic) shock
– Moving and positioning victims with various injuries
– Evacuation considerations
– Prioritizing care

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Matthew “Doc” Hilton.
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Training and Certifications:

Eagle Scout US Army Combat Medic Course Licensed Practical Nurse Emergency Medical Technician – Extended Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Military Transition Team (MiTT) Medic Army Field Sanitation Team Army Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) Army Advance Leadership Course (ALC) Army Senior Leadership Course (SLC) Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) Army Suicide Prevention – Instructor Army Engagement Skills Trainer (EST) – Instructor American Heart Association, CPR – Instructor Combat Life Saver – Instructor NRA Range Safety Officer

All training material will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring notepads and pens for note taking.

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