The POW Response Pack comes with a set of triage tape (1 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 Red, and 1 Black/White Stripe), and a Fox 40 whistle on a lanyard.
Conterra helped Pioneer the START triage program with Triage belts in the early 90’s. They have done it again with the POW™ response pack. Modern thinking is moving toward “Point of Wounding Care” (POW) as an integral part of the triage/ disaster response process, especially in incidents of multiple shootings, terrorist attacks and natural disasters. If a caregiver can provide quick “Life Saving Interventions” (LSI) during the triage process, particularly bleeding control, more lives are saved. The POW pack provides the quickly needed tools to do just that.
This beautifully designed pack is built to work out of while being worn by the rescuer. It has been carefully designed so that nothing “flops open” hiding access to other parts of the pack or hindering rescuer movement. The pack also does not cover up or hinder load bearing vests, or radio chest harnesses. It also will not hide identification/ IMS vests. The POW™ pack can also be easily worn with an SCBA, making it (we think) superior to other products on the market.
The POW™ pack is built to the standards that you expect from Conterra; large zippers, water resistant Cordura, taped seams, and ergonomic shaping. The main pocket opens to reveal multiple sleeves and stacked elastic to provide instant access to tourniquets, battle dressings, clotting agents, chest seals etc. The front pocket is divided for use with chem lights, extra PPE or Stethoscope. The wings of the POW™ Pack are clearly labelled for Triage. The left wing contains a Fox 40 whistle on a lanyard (you can also stow extra gloves here). The right wing is for tape ends. After triage tape is applied, tear off an end of the tape and drop it in the wing pocket. This is much faster and more accurate than fumbling to write something down with a marker or grease pencil in an MCI environment (Oops the tip broke, I dropped it, where was that card again?). The lower compartment of the POW™ pack carries all colors of triage tape that is accessible even when the pack is open! The bottom of the pack can carry a Rescue Essentials QuikLitter rolled up, which is a huge benefit in getting casualties to a collection point.
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Excellent product. Well constructed, like all Conterra products I have used. This pack is being used for MCI/active shooter incidents in our county. It can work with a plate carrier and rotated out of way, when not in use.