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  • Army’s injectable bandage can stop heavy bleeding during ‘golden hour’

    04/07/2014 9:55:01 AM PDT · by Freeport · 16 replies
    DefenceSystems ^ | Apr 07, 2014 | Kevin McCaney
    It’s a surprisingly straightforward invention that could go a long way toward saving lives on the battlefield—a syringe-like device that essentially injects bandages into deep wounds to prevent bleeding. Developed by the Combat Casualty Care Research Program of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Md., the XSTAT looks like a large syringe and contains small cellulose sponges that, once injected, expand to fill a wound. Designed for use against large, deep injuries, it’s intended to be used on wounds around joints such as the shoulder or groin, where medics couldn’t apply a tourniquet, or wounds...
  • How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

    02/05/2014 2:39:07 PM PST · by Altariel · 59 replies
    Popular Science ^ | February 3, 2014 | Rose Pastore
    When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into the body, to stop bleeding from an artery. It’s an agonizing process that doesn't always work--if bleeding hasn't stopped after three minutes of applying direct pressure, the medic must pull out all the gauze and start over again. It’s so painful, “you take the guy’s gun away first,” says former U.S. Army Special Operations medic John Steinbaugh. Even with this emergency treatment, many soldiers...
  • SIMPLE WOUND CLOSURE 101:

    04/11/2012 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Modern Survival Online ^ | 4/11/12 | Doc Morgan
    here are essentially two ways to heal a wound: 1) Primary intent: bringing the wound edges together via bandage, suture, or glue. 2) Secondary intent: allowing the wound to heal “as is” when primary intent is not indicated (such as a very contaminated, dirty wound with multiple deep entry points). It’s important to close a wound by primary intent for several reasons: 1) Hemostasis (stopping bleeding): because if you lacerated a vessel with your injury, you will need to ligate it somehow. Granted, if you lacerate a major artery, you will just need to apply pressure because ligating it may...
  • Sleeping store owner awakened to noise, shoots suspected burglar(OH)

    06/29/2010 4:18:15 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    newsnet5.com ^ | 25 June, 2010 | Staff
    AKRON, Ohio - Akron police said a store owner shot a suspect as he tried to break into his shop overnight. The owner of Pioneer Market on Pioneer Street said he was sleeping in the store at about 3 a.m. when he heard a knock at the front door and then the opening of a rear door. Police said the owner confronted the suspects with a shotgun and fired a shot. Several minutes later, officers received a call from Akron General Medical Center about a patient with a gunshot wound to the left arm. Johnny R. Rollyson, 19, of Beardsley...
  • Chicago mayor’s comments wound gun-control advocacy

    06/09/2010 9:01:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies · 50+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 8, 2010 | Gregory Kane
    America’s gun-control proponents might want to consider shooting (pun intended) this memo to Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. “Dear Mayor Daley: Please shut up. You ain’t helping us.” Is there anyone doing more damage for advocates of gun control than Daley? The man is a walking billboard for right-to-carry laws. Anyone needing proof of that might want to read the statements he made in the wake of an 80-year-old Chicago man fatally shooting a career criminal who invaded his home. The background story goes like this: The elderly man is a Korean War veteran who bought a handgun after three...
  • Border Patrol agents shoot and injure two suspected illegal immigrants

    06/05/2010 2:05:38 PM PDT · by exbrit · 38 replies · 719+ views
    KVOA TUCSON ^ | 6/5/10 | Unspecified
    NEAR SAN MIGUEL, Ariz. - Two suspected illegal immigrants are being treated for gunshot wounds at a Tucson hospital after being shot by Border Patrol Agents early this morning. It happened on the reservation near San Miguel. Border Patrol tells us at least two agents were forced to fire after being pelted by rocks. At this time, Border Patrol does not think the suspects received life-threatening injuries. No agents were injured. The FBI is now investigating. No other information is available at this time.
  • When you rest the shotgun on your foot, don't pull the trigger - Must See Pictures

    07/31/2009 10:35:50 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 24 replies · 1,783+ views
    notoriouslyconservaitve.com ^ | 07 31 09 | notoriouslyconservative.com
    When you rest the shotgun on your foot, don't pull the trigger. A picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures can be seen here. http://www.notoriouslyconservative.com/2009/06/when-you-rest-shotgun-on-your-foot-dont.html Don't visit the link, if you don't want to see graphic pictures of shot gun wound.
  • For wounded minds, no medal

    01/08/2009 1:32:41 AM PST · by ComputerGuy · 27 replies · 462+ views
    The Raleigh News and Observer ^ | 8 Jan 2008 | Lizette Alvarez and Erik Eckholm
    The Pentagon has decided that it will not award the Purple Heart, the hallowed medal given to those wounded or killed by enemy action, to war veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder because it is not a physical wound.
  • America Supports You: Media Icon Sheds Light on ‘Signature Wound’

    09/17/2007 4:31:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 100+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2007 – On Jan. 29, 2006, a roadside-bomb explosion near Taji, Iraq, started one TV news personality on a journey from war correspondent to casualty of war, and finally to co-founder of a fund-raising organization to improve awareness about traumatic brain injury. ABC news reporter Bob Woodruff, left, and Rene Bardorf, executive director of the Bob Woodruff Family Fund for Traumatic Brain Injury, meet with Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England in July 2007. Woodruff and his family established the fund after he suffered a traumatic brain injury in January 2006 while covering the war in Iraq....
  • Good News for McCain, Time for a New Slogan!

    06/14/2007 12:40:29 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 19 replies · 684+ views
    Hugh Hewitt at Townhall.com ^ | 06/13/07 | Dean Barnett
    A new ARG poll has finished slouching to Bethlehem, and like all ARG polls it shows numbers for McCain that are oddly undisastrous. I think this is the perfect time for the McCain campaign to employ a new campaign slogan: “It’s Only a Flesh Wound!”
  • Coalition Forces Kill Terrorists; IED Blast Wounds Civilians

    03/15/2007 4:35:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 276+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 15, 2007 – Coalition forces killed four terrorists and detained 11 suspected terrorists during raids over the past several days targeting al Qaeda networks in Iraq, military officials reported. Two armed terrorists began firing on coalition forces this morning east of Balad, officials said. Precision fire from a coalition aircraft killed both terrorists. Forces also detained eight suspected terrorists during the raid. Elsewhere in Iraq today, an insurgent vehicle bomb struck a bus full of workers at a bus factory. Iraqi police and soldiers of the 8th Iraqi Army Division reacted quickly to the attack, immediately securing...
  • Terrorists Kill Three Afghan Civilians, Wound Six

    06/13/2006 4:50:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 207+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 13, 2006 – Two separate terrorist attacks yesterday left three Afghan civilians dead and six others wounded, U.S. military officials reported today. A makeshift bomb placed under a bridge in Paktia province was detonated as two passenger vehicles passed above. The blast killed two Afghans and wounded five others. Elsewhere, extremists attacked two Afghan civilian trucks in Ghazni province, killing the driver of one truck and wounding the other. The wounded driver was taken to Ghazni hospital for treatment. "These unprovoked attacks against civilians are criminal," U.S. Army Lt. Col. Paul Fitzpatrick, Combined Joint Task Force 76 spokesman,...
  • Helmet protects Soldier from bullet wound

    05/01/2006 4:35:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 767+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sgt. Zach Mott
    BUHRIZ, Iraq (May 1, 2006) – Capt. John McFarlin owes his life to the Army Combat Helmet. While McFarlin’s unit recently responded to attacks on an Iraqi police station in Buhriz, he was hit in the helmet with a shot from an AK-47. “I was suppressed for a moment and then I got back up" and returned fire, said McFarlin of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Task Force Band of Brothers’ Military Transition Team who oversees the 2nd Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division. A day after the attack, McFarlin was still sporting the damaged helmet. He...
  • Terrorists Kill, Wound Scores of Iraqi Civilians

    03/13/2006 3:35:16 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 318+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 13, 2006 – Scores of Iraqis have been killed or injured in terrorist attacks in the Baghdad area over the last two days, military officials reported. Last night, three blasts reportedly exploded in various parts of the Sadr City neighborhood, killing 52 residents and wounding 78, according to Iraqi police reports. More than 10 military ambulances responded, along with Iraqi soldiers who assisted in assessing the situation, securing the area and transporting the wounded to medical treatment facilities. The soldiers also helped provide traffic control around the stricken area. "Iraqi security forces showed great compassion responding to this...
  • Car Bomb Attacks Kill, Wound Iraqis; Soldiers Find Roadside Bomb

    03/06/2006 3:00:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 181+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Force Iraq news releases
    WASHINGTON, March 6, 2006 – Two car bombs have killed six Iraqi civilians and wounded 34 in the past two days in Iraq, and troops from Multinational Division Baghdad discovered a roadside bomb and detained suspects who fled from the scene. Six Iraqis were killed and 23 were wounded today when a car bomb detonated near the Baqubah mayor's office. Iraqi army and police provided security and initial medical attention to the wounded on the scene, officials said. The wounded were taken to Baqubah General Hospital for treatment. Community leaders were meeting with Baqubah Mayor Khalid Al Seniary at the...
  • Gunman shoots Iranian judge in the eye - minister

    08/28/2005 4:01:14 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 28 replies · 644+ views
    Reuters ^ | 28 August 2005
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - A gunman has shot an Iranian judge in the eye and hand outside his Tehran home, seriously wounding him, the justice minister said on Sunday. The official IRNA news agency said Mohammad Reza Aghazadeh had been handling cases involving large land transactions near Karaj, an industrial satellite city to the west of Tehran. "He is now in surgery," Justice Minister Jamal Karimirad told reporters. "I hope God helps us keep him alive". Aghazadeh is the second judge to be shot this month. Hassan Moghaddas, a judge who sentenced several reformist dissidents to jail, was shot dead in...
  • Teacher licked students' wounds

    08/06/2005 1:44:51 PM PDT · by holymoly · 45 replies · 1,295+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | Aug. 06, 2005 | Herald Sun
    AN American high school football coach has been reprimanded for licking the bleeding wounds of student athletes. The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission placed Scott Reed, 34, on two years probation and ordered the coach, who is also a science teacher, to attend a class on the risks of blood-borne pathogens. Last year, Reed gave students at Central Linn High School near Eugene, Oregon, a pep talk about a coach who had licked and healed players' wounds so that they could rejoin the game. After the talk, he bent down and licked a cut on a track athlete's knee,...
  • Wounded face their own battle

    03/16/2005 8:40:38 AM PST · by wanderin · 7 replies · 643+ views
    L.A. Daily News.com ^ | 03/16/2005 | By Dana Bartholomew
    Cynthia Piccione could barely look at her son, a once-strapping Marine lying helpless in a bed from a grenade wound to his head. Lance Cpl. Raymond Preston Warren, 23, couldn't move. Couldn't talk. Couldn't speak. But there was Mom -- from a world far away. "He was like a pumpkin head. His face was so swollen you couldn't see his features," recalled Piccione, 41, of Northridge, of her visit to see her son at a naval hospital in June. "I said, 'It's Mom, it's Mom.' "And a tear came from his eyes as he squeezed my hand." Warren is one...
  • Norfolk officials seize dog wanted in Delaware attack

    02/27/2005 4:22:51 AM PST · by csvset · 2 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | February 26, 2005 | Matthew Roy
    Norfolk officials seize dog wanted in Delaware attack Sire, an 80-pound dog suspected of attacking a child in Delaware, was discovered in Norfolk with freshly stitched wounds, apparently from a bullet. A trooper at the attack scene had shot at the dogs responsible. STEPHEN M. KATZ/THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT By MATTHEW ROY, The Virginian-Pilot © February 26, 2005 NORFOLK — A dog suspected in a gruesome attack in Delaware that tore up a 6-year-old boy’s face and ripped his ear off has been seized here, authorities said. Authorities said they believe the animal was brought to Norfolk so that he would not...
  • THE IMPOSSIBLE WIIL COME ALIVE IN 2005

    02/10/2005 6:27:02 PM PST · by Quix · 6 replies · 1,381+ views
    BILL SOMERS' WHAT'S NEW PROPHETIC SITE ^ | 28 JAN 2005 | TIMOTHY SNODGRASS
    A Glimpse Ahead Timothy Snodgrass The Impossible Will Come Alive In 2005 01/28/05 In January of 2004, as we began to intercede for the New Year the Holy Spirit gave us the prophetic slogan, "The Seas will Roar in 2004". This year we were given a new slogan, "The Impossible will come Alive in 2005". As the veil of darkness begins to come down over nations and regions, along with great shakings will come great breakthroughs; signs, wonders, healings and a spectacular release of miracles in impossible circumstances. This year, although we are ultimately poised to gain much ground, there...
  • Wounded soldier defends Rumsfeld

    12/27/2004 9:20:35 AM PST · by McQ51 · 12 replies · 397+ views
    A very moving and interesting story via "The Banty Rooster". Below an excerpt from an email by a doctor in Iraq concerning the visit by Donald Rumsfeld in Mosul, Iraq. He stopped by the hospital there and visited a wounded soldier. I'll let the Doc tell the rest of the story: "The patient drew enough attention because of his bruised, banged up face that the 4 star came over to get his story from the surgeon. I was doing some charting by the bedside when Mr. Rumsfeld came over and heard the kid's story from the 4-star. Rumsfeld looked concerned...
  • CA: Author/journalist found dead of gunshot wound in Los Gatos (Iris Chang/The Rape of Nanking)

    11/10/2004 7:57:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 64 replies · 2,349+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/10/04 | Chuck Carroll
    Iris Chang, whose haunting childhood memories of oral stories about the rape and slaughter of hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians at the hands of Japanese soldiers compelled her to write an acclaimed book about the atrocity, was found dead Tuesday from a self-inflicted gunshot. Chang apparently drove down a road south of Los Gatos and shot herself to death in her car. Santa Clara County Deputy Terrance Helm said a motorist driving Tuesday morning on Highway 17 south of The Cats restaurant in unincorporated Los Gatos and noticed a car a short distance down a private water district road....
  • US Troops Wound Syrians In Border Clash

    06/23/2003 5:16:07 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 307+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-24-2003 | David Rennie
    US troops wound Syrians in border clash By David Rennie in Washington (Filed: 24/06/2003) United States special forces wounded at least five Syrian border guards as they pursued a convoy thought to be carrying senior members of Saddam Hussein's regime, it emerged yesterday. The commandos launched an air and ground assault on convoy of six or seven vehicles speeding towards the Syrian border last week. The attack initially raised speculation that Saddam Hussein or his sons might have been killed. Five Syrian border guards are reported to remain in US military hands in Iraq, where they are receiving medical treatment....
  • '45 Moscow Hostages Died From Bullet Wounds'

    10/29/2002 7:00:04 AM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 358+ views
    '45 Moscow hostages died from bullet wounds' October 29 2002 at 11:21AM Moscow - Forty-five of the 117 hostages killed during the Moscow hostage drama died from gunshot wounds, Interfax reported on Tuesday, quoting the Moscow prosecutor. The statement contradicted earlier statements that 115 people had succumbed to a powerful gas used by special forces in their operation to rescue more than 800 hostages held by Chechen rebels in a Moscow theater. Prosecutor Mikhail Avdyukov said that 43 hostages were shot dead during the rescue operation while two others were killed before the raid by special forces early on Saturday....