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About Rescue Essentials

Rescue Essentials strives to provide the best service, products, prices and, most importantly, survival outcomes for first responders, trained professionals, government agencies and everyday heroes. We’re proud to offer the widest selection of tactical emergency medical equipment and custom kitting capabilities available online. Our capabilities expanded to include custom design, manufacture, and distribution of purpose-built trauma and medical kits for government agencies, schools, transportation hubs and private businesses. Experience gained in working with entities like the U.S. Border Patrol, the Department of State, NYPD, FDNY, FBI, and various Special Operations units has synergized our kit building expertise with real world input. Learn more.

While mechanism doesn’t reliably predict injury, it does serve as the foundation for 3 early and critical decisions
Revamped triage criteria streamline decision making and relieve the burden on hospital systems
Approach the patient with an intentional primary and secondary survey to avoid letting painful and gruesome wounds distract from life-threatening injuries
Assessment and treatment pearls to simplify three common chest trauma presentations
Avoiding the 3 “H bombs” in patients with TBI significantly improves survival
Head-to-toe guidance for improving trauma outcomes
Takeaways from more than 8M EMS encounters that help inform destination decisions
Take advantage of new resources to prevent over- and under-triage, and to guide transportation decisions
EMS training in bleeding control must incorporate mass casualty incident plans and drills as well as the need to prioritize patient triage by injury severity, transport priority and the type of treatment – layperson or medical professional – that is required.
O’Hare joins the podcast to discuss training and lessons from his role in the Boston Marathon bombing response
Good communication and pre-planning: What the Boston Marathon bombing taught us
Reduce your community’s risk by training citizens how to control bleeding