Attending the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Conference in San Marcos, TX, we visited with a number of different department members who stated they were keenly aware of the need for all officers to have some sort of Self Aid / Buddy Aid kit when entering the hot zone. However, current department cutbacks made it cost prohibitive to look at even the most basic trauma kits that Rescue Essentials offers for individual patrol officers. We went to work with the team to come up with an affordable IFAK in order to solve this problem. After three rounds of modifications based on input from NTOA members who tested the kit, we are now offering the Patrol Officer Pocket Trauma Kit (POPTK) pictured above, priced at $18.95.
The Patrol Officer Pocket Trauma Kit includes:
1 SWAT-T® Tourniquet
1 Z-Pak Gauze Dressing, Z-Folded
1 Pair Nitrile Gloves
1 3 ft Duct Tape
The SWAT-T® is a cost efficient and effective tourniquet, especially in a buddy aid situation. When combined with the Z-Pack dressing that can be packed into a penetrating injury, the SWAT-T® does double duty as a very impressive compression bandage, and duct tape provides the ability to hold dressings or even improvised chest seals. These items come vacuum packed and can be easily and quickly removed, allowing rapid treatment.
Imagine being able to outfit a 100 man department with individual trauma kits for less than $1900! It is no longer necessary to send officers into the hot zone without the simplest of tools to save their life, or the life of their fellow officer. Order one for a sample today and see for yourself.
To ensure best quality and timely delivery, we may substitute items in our kits and modules with products of equal or better quality.
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Is compacted, perfectly fit in my packet, i will recommend to friends and family.
I'm in the process of purchasing approximately 300 of these for my dept. Our 1st wave is out on the street and we've used them multiple times on stabbing and gunshot victims. This pack is credited with saving lives no doubt. Its simple and easy to use. You can use every piece - plastic also. Price from RE is excellent.
Great product for the price and size, you could keep it in a larger kit or throw it right in your pocket, it's straight to the point stop the bleeding and keep the wound sterile.
Overall this kit is well thought out and would be a tremendous aid in a critical incident. The items inside of the kit would cover a round range of potentially deadly injuries. The only thing I do not like about the kit is that it's sold as a "pocket" kit. I don't know what kind of pockets they are referring to, but I do not have any that would be appropriate. The best way to approach this kit would be to also buy the small carry case that is made for it. It would and can carry on a duty belt without issue. Note: the SWAT T included does have a learning curve and requires some training before it can be used proficiently.
As a Patrol Officer, I have worn this product on my patrol belt for about a year and a half. I bought it as a self-reliant penetrating trauma kit for use by me ON me. I have reordered this kit because I used the one on patrol belt the other day. Not on myself, thank God. I was dispatched to an attempted suicide. Upon arrival, lots of blood, but no subject. The blood trail led over a wall and onto the railroad tracks that ran through the woods. I called for a K-9 and the dog found the subject in a heavily wooded area, where we never would have found him. The K-9 and handler backed out and I went in to the subject where I saw a male subject with that 1000 mile stare, shaking, and a lot of blood on the ground. My partner and I rolled the subject onto his back, where we immediately saw a laceration of the neck from ear to ear with heavy bleeding. The only thing available to control and hopefully stop that bleeding was your patrol kit. I handed the kit to my partner to open while I applied my gloves. I used the Z-folded gauze to immediately pack the wound and I held pressure to the wound. With reassurance and stemming the flow of blood, the subjects respirations and pulse rate decreased to the point where he could now give us his information. EMS eventually arrived, and took medical control of the subject. Your kit has been on my belt for over a year and never used until this event. It is unobtrusive, and I didn't even know it's there until I needed it. I think we may have saved a life that day, in a remote area, away from our cruiser, and it was made possible by your kit. Thanks for a great product.
Love this kit...
i love the kit i carry in my scrubs pocket at work.Only thing is the swat t is rooled instead off being packed flat wich would make it slimer to carry.
For the price and for what it packs, you cant beat this product. A nice gift idea too!
This kit can go anywhere -- in a laptop bag, through airport security, in a pocket. Add Combat Gauze and an NPA and you've got what you need to keep someone alive for an ambulance.