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Old 05-14-2016, 05:18 AM
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Default Suture or steri strips for wound closure

Today . . . well, technically yesterday . . . LaVonne and I visited the Self Reliance Expo in Irving, TX.

We had a great time, I met some of the Backwoods Home folks and even shook hands with A American.

The Expo was worth the visit in spite of $8 parking but my main interest was the suturing class offered by Nurse Amy and Dr. Bones.

Sutures are the "last resort" and this "Traumatic Duo" does a great job of cutting through the fluff, getting right to the meat of the matter.

The expo page was a bit confusing -- I thought the class was going to be an hour long but actually, it's 3 hours.

After sitting through their information packed, non stop session, I can tell you that it was well worth the 3 hour investment.

From the 10,000 foot view: We covered wound closure techniques (you can make "steri strips" from duct tape!), when NOT to close a wound, preventing, recognizing and treating infection and lots of background information. We covered sterile technique, tips for when we don't have unlimited resources, and how to select suture techniques and materials.

The good news: I know I can close a gaping wound.
The bad news: If I'm closing a gaping wound, that means the fan has been fertilized!

I highly recommend you take this class (or find a class) about wound closure and suturing. You may be the only resource in a time of need.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:58 PM
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Thumbs up Wish I was there. :D

I loved visiting the expos. I met Dave at one back in 1989 ( St.Lake City) where I first picked up THIS magazine. Met him again ( and Anna ) in Indianapolis.

Amy sent me a FREE copy of their book and DVD from a facebook post.
http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Medic...watch_0&sr=1-1

Wow, I would have loved to sit in on that session even for the 3 hr sit.

The classes at the expos were mostly good even with the sales pitch.
Most were very informative and well versed on their subject.
Really "hands on" people.
They are great places for the free classes and to see the numerous products on display.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:05 AM
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3 hrs!!??

Back in the day when there were no lawyers and I trained at Cook County Hospital, it was "See one. Do one. Teach one. You're now an Expert."

Duct Tape and Krazy Glue belongs in every first aid kit.
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