“some plastic vials on amazon” Is it possible to get a link? I have a hard time trusting vendors’ descriptions. I figure if you’ve had hands on, at least you’ll have an opinion on the quality.
Tag or not, I personally think it’s how you communicate the info. If your report is bottom line up front and covers the necessities concisely, pros tend to listen.
Of course, the .gov supplied all of mine, but I also come from the days with things like “M” and “T” on the vics forehead…
Edited to add: “Combat Casualty Card $31.99” Actually laughing here. Yes I’ve worked triage in mass casualty situations. I’ve also trained and worked as a medical regulator – the person who has to decide where that patient is sent. I’ve directed evac on patients from Asia to Brooks Burn Center – the only stop – at an Air Force base to be transferred to a medical transport aircraft. To field hospitals – B Med. To Army and AF Hospitals. To Aircraft Carriers. OK, not so laughable. Looking further, at least Amazon gives some hope, since prices seem to be from $1-$3 each.
Yes, that’s the type of info we used. But when a patient hit our triage we immediately did an exam not only to verify the info, but to see if the Corpsman missed anything. Most of you here probably know from experience, when you’re out in the dark in rain and mud, it an’t easy.
Although not listed in the CoTCCC Recommended Devices & Adjuncts (2019) I would like to point out that the SWAT-T tourniquet you mentioned will work on infants, children and for veterinary uses.