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Looking for some forum input on carrying some basic medical kit items.
Since I've had zero real world experience in the area of chest seals, I'd like to see what others that have some experience think, and also recommendations as far as specific brands.
I have other basic items I carry in my car and a few in a backpack/briefcase (Tourniquet, Israeli Bandage) and have been considering a chest seal for abdominal or chest punctures. These could be needed for the more likely event of a serious auto accident or firearms injury.

Do you see them often used in accidents and are they easy for an untrained person like me to apply in an emergency?

Are there certain brands to get or stay away from?

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We used these for years at my FD. Easy to use, do what they are suppose to. We didn't get them from Amazon though.

Edit to add these are more for sucking chest wounds. Puncture to the chest. Nothing to do with the Abd. Also If you are unfortunate enough to have to use one of these or any other you will need to wipe area off of heavy blood before sticking it to them. That's just the way it is.

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The biggest piece of advice I can give you is get some training. The best chest seal is worthless if you don't know how to use it. There are classes called 'stop the bleed' that deal specifically with this issue. I also took a motorcycle specific first aid class that focuses on heavy bleeding first aid.

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