Course Review: Active Response Training Tactical Medicine Taught by Greg Ellifritz


Whether or not you carry a concealed firearm in your daily life, Greg Ellifritz’s Tactical Medicine Class is one of the most important courses that you will ever take.

Greg was very knowledgeable about the subject he was teaching and knew what he was talking about. I highly recommend this class to just about anyone.

Too many people neglect learning this information when they should not. It is not as difficult as it may seem.

Pointers from the Class:

  • The M.A.R.C.H concept of tactical combat casualty care (TCCC)
  • Stopping the bleeding is your first priority!
  • Get a lot of good bandages!
    • Bandages are very inexpensive so there is no reason not to have them.
    • Cinch Tight, OLAES, Israeli Bandage and H-Bandages are good to go
      • Some bandages are easier to put on yourself than others are…
  • Get good tourniquets!
    • Contrary to what you may have been taught at one point, tourniquets are not bad.
    • A tourniquet can be on a limb for up to 2 hours before any issues start to occur
    • Get multiple tourniquets!
    • Place the tourniquet as high up on the limb as possible.
    • You may want to consider “staging” the tourniquet after applying the pressure bandage and deploy the tourniquet
    • C.A.T., the SOF-T, and the TK-4 are currently the best tourniquets out there
    • The “ratcheting tourniquets” simply do not work.
      • They look like towing straps. The United States lost soldiers in the Iraq War because these types of tourniquets failed to work.
  • Quik-Clot should be used in places where you cannot use a tourniquet
  • Keep a Bolin Chest Seal in Your Emergency Bag for Chest Wounds
  • Duct Tape is Your Friend!
  • The “Gomez Tourniquet
    • Greg demonstrated a VERY slick improvised tourniquet that was devised by the late Paul Gomez that you have to see to believe.

So go check out Active Response Training…NOW!

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One comment on “Course Review: Active Response Training Tactical Medicine Taught by Greg Ellifritz
  1. […] Another student wrote a review of the medical class on The Gun Safety Blog. […]


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