Monday, July 30, 2018

Dark Angel Medical Direct Action Response Training 7.28-29.2018

I spent my weekend attending the Dark Angel Medical DART class. Dark Angel Medical is a national medical gear and training company based in Colorado. The course description for DART is as follows:

  • Physiological and Psychological reactions to environmental stress
  • The importance of having the proper Combat Mindset
  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology of life-sustaining systems
  • H, A, B, C’s—Hemorrhage, Airway, Breathing and Circulation
  • Breakdown and usage of Individual Med Kit components
  • Proper stowage and employment of the IMK
  • Hands-on application of the IMK
  • Basic and Advanced Airway management -treating and monitoring tension pneumothorax, sucking chest wound and flail chest
  • Airway adjunct device placement-Nasopharyngeal Airway
  • Basic First Aid and Advanced wound care
  • Application of Bandages and Hemostatic Agents
  • Application of tourniquets
  • Recognition and Treatment of various injuries (Gunshot, Laceration, Burn, Airway, Head, Orthopedic, Environmental)
  • Recognition and treatment of hypovolemic (hemorrhagic) shock
  • Moving and positioning victims with various injuries
  • Response to active shooter situation
  • Proper use of cover and cover vs. concealment
  • Casualty recovery in an Active Shooter situation
  • Mass casualty triage procedure

I had been wanting to train with them for a few years as I am a fan of their gear. The 2 day course did not disappoint. The instructor was a fellow Paramedic and although  the techniques were not anything I had never seen I did pick up some pointers. It was a good way to spend a weekend with responsible people trying to become better. I would recommend this course for lay people that want to learn some life saving interventions.

1 comment:

  1. Really enjoyed the course. Ross was great. Good to meet you, Mike. -Ty