Building a Trauma Kit for the Gun Range and Shooting Sports
I started to scan the room. Where was the trauma kit? Was there a tourniquet, how would I apply a chest dressing and if I needed to could I do it correctly?
I was standing in my first tactical training when the instructor started going over the emergency plan. Who was going to take lead? Who was designated to call 911, the second person designated. The importance of stressing a “training exercise” over a “shooting.” It was then that the importance of having a medical kit for the gun range and shooting sports really began to sink in.
Three important things to remember:
- An accident can happen.
- The right supplies can be the difference between life and death.
- We are all first responders at the range and out in the field.
So what goes in a kit?