Gunshot Trauma Aid Kit – Basic
It’s better to have a GideonTactical GTAK and not need it, than to need one and not have it. The biggest cause of death from handguns is due to exsanguination (bleeding to death) rather than from the bullet impacting a critical link in the nervous system. The primary goal of gunshot wound management is to stop the bleeding. For the recreational shooter, that means having a good gunshot trauma aid kit at hand could be the difference between life and death.Â
This is an excellent kit to have on patrol, at a shooting range or anywhere firearms are present or a gunshot wound is possible.Â The GTAK is designed to treat gunshot and knife wounds which could become fatal prior to the arrival of EMS in 5 to 15 minutes.Â Each GTAK will treat a gunshot or knife wound or other injury with traumatic bleeding.Â
- (1) Dynarex Trauma Shears
- (1) 4â Israeli Bandage w/Pad
- (1) North American Rescue Chest Seal
- (1) QuikClotÂ® EMS Rolled Gauzeâ¢ 3âx48â
- (1) SWAT-T Tourniquetâ¢
- (1) 6.25″ x 9″ aLOKSAK
The GTAK-BÂ can fit in your bag, pack or case. The military grade resealable aLOKSAK protects the contents from humidity, water, dust and sand.
The Israeli bandageÂ is a specially designed, first-aid device that is used to stop bleeding from hemorrhagic wounds caused by traumatic injuries in pre-hospital emergency situations
The new HyFinÂ® Chest SealÂ is a completely occlusive dressing used for the treatment of penetrating injuries to the chest. Now featuring a larger, 6 in. x 6 in. size and enhanced adhesive gel formulation, the new HyFinÂ® Chest Seal creates a superior seal, even in the most adverse conditions. The new HyFinÂ® Chest Seal also features a transparent backing to allow placement directly over the wound and easily conforms to the casualtyâs chest.
QuikClotÂ® EMS 4×4 DressingÂ is a 3in x 4ft, soft, white, nonwoven, hydrophilic gauze impregnated with kaolin, an inorganic mineral that is both safe and effective in accelerating the body’s natural clotting cascade without any exothermic reactions or use of animal or human proteins.
The SWAT-Tourniquetâ¢Â allows a more rapid means to control extremity bleeding and allows application higher into the groin and axilla than other tourniquets. Its ease of application is one of its greatest benefits; individuals can effectively apply it in seconds with little to no prior training.
The Gideon Tactical GTAKÂ is not a first aid kit and is not intended to treat minor injuries.