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A True American Hero

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13

This is what Chris Kyle exemplified, not only in his willingness to stand up and do everything that his country asked of him but ultimately giving his life trying to help a fellow veteran that many Americans would have readily thrown onto the pile of unviable, “war damaged” minds. Chris never quit and he never gave up.

Thank you for your life of service Chief Petty Officer Christopher Scott Kyle……

Chris Kyle

US Navy Special Warfare Medical Kit

Today is part three of the military elite medical kit series where I will cover the combat trauma kit that is used by the Navy SEALs. The Navy SEALs are like all of America’s military elite, an outstanding group of warriors. Some of the most heroic accounts that I have read about the war in Afghanistan have revolved around the action of the Navy SEALs. Last year, in cooperation with the best rotary wing pilots in the world, the 160th SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment), and other special operations forces, the Navy SEALs of SEAL Team Six KILLED Osama bin Laden. There is no doubt that some of the SEALs that were on the mission that night were trained in the most advanced operational medicine skills available today and were likely carrying a medical bag that contained some of the items contained in the Naval Special Warfare Combat Trauma Med Kit.

DISCLAIMER: This kit contains items that require a prescription to legally obtain and items that require special training to safely and properly use. This information is provided for educational purposes only and should not be interpreted as any encouragement to obtain any certain piece of equipment for personal or professional use or to attempt any medical protocols or procedures that you are not properly trained and licensed to perform.

Naval Special Warfare

Combat Trauma Authorized Medical Allowance List

CASE

1 EA – LBT 1468A-Advanced Life Support Combat Medical Bag

PATIENT EXAM/TREATMENT

2 EA – Sets of Exam Gloves

1 EA – Stethoscope

1 EA – Skin Marker

1 EA – Exam Penlight

3 EA – Syringe, Sterile 10cc

2 EA – Syringe, Sterile 5cc

3 EA – Needle, Sterile Disposable 18g

3 EA – Needle, Sterile Disposable 21g

3 EA – Safety Pins, Large

PHARMACEUTICAL

2 EA – Betadine Solution, .5oz Bottle

2 EA – Morphine 10mg/ml, 60mg Injectable

1 EA – Tubex Injector Tube

4 EA – Nalbuphine (Nubain) 20mg/ml, 2ml Injectable

5 EA – Epinephrine 1mg/ml (1:1,000) 1ml

2 EA – Diphenhydramine 50mg/ml, 1ml

5 EA – Water for Injection, 5ml

2 EA – Ceftriaxone (Rocephine) 1g Vial

2 EA – Clindamycin 150mg/ml, 6ml Vial

2 EA – Cefoxitin (Mefoxin) 1g Vial

2 EA – Saline/Heparin Lock Flush Sets*

6 EA – Naloxone (Narcan) .4mg/ml, 1ml

1 EA – Promethazine Injection 25mg/ml, 10ml Vial

INTRAVENOUS AND DRUG THERAPY

1 EA – Hetastarch (Hespan) 500ml

1 EA – Lactated Ringers 500ml (1000ml LR Optional)

2 EA – Macro Drip IV Administration Sets

4 EA – IV Catheter 18g 1 1/4”

2 EA – IV Catheter 16g 1 1/4”

1 EA – IV Catheter 14g 1 1/4”

1 EA – Blood Collection Tourniquet or Penrose Drain

1 EA – Pressure Infuser IV Disposable

2 EA – Luer Lock

2 EA – IV Vein-A-Guard Tape/Opsite

1 EA – IV Stopcock, 3 Way

1 EA – Velcro IV Tourniquet*

AIRWAY

1 EA – Oral Pharyngeal Airway #4

1 EA – Oral Pharyngeal Airway #5

1 EA – Oral Pharyngeal Airway #6

1 EA – Nasopharyngeal Airway # 32 Adult

2 EA – Xylocaine 2% Jelly, 5ml Tube

1 EA – Laryngoscope Handle

1 EA – Laryngoscope Blade Macintosh #3

1 EA – Laryngoscope Blade Macintosh #4

1 EA – Laryngoscope Blade Miller #3

1 EA – Intubation Stylet (14f)*

2 EA – Endotracheal Tube 7.5mm

1 EA – Endotracheal Tube 6.0mm (Cricothyrotomy)*

2 EA – Tongue Blades

TRAUMA

4 EA – Vaseline Gauze 4 x 4”

2 EA – Asherman Chest Dressing

2 EA – Bandage, Cotton, Elastic, Wrap/Ace

4 EA – Bandage 6 Ply x 3 Yds. Kerlix

2 EA – Dressing Field 4” x 7”

1 EA – Dressing Field 7 1/2” x 8”

3 EA – Bandage 37” x 37” x 52” (Cravat)

2 EA – Surgical Blade #10

1 EA – Surgical Blade #11*

2 EA – Gauze Sponges 2” x 2”

4 EA – Gauze Sponges 4” x 4”

1 EA – Adhesive Tape 1”

1 EA – Adhesive Tape 2”

3 EA – Suture 2-0 Nylon Armed With Cutting Needle

8 EA – Alcohol Pads

2 EA – Hemostats, Curved Kelly*

1 EA – 30cc Syringe

1 EA – Trauma Scissors

WATERPROOF BAG

1 EA – LBT1468B-WATERPROOF BAG

COMBAT/JUNGLE LITTER

1 EA – LBT 1681 COMBAT/JUNGLE LITTER 1

(*) Indicates a recommended, but not required to carry item. Note: This is the min. Combat and or Combat training loadout requirements.

CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR EXPANDED COVERAGE OF THE AIR FORCE PARARESCUE MEDICAL KITS.