Medical Supplies & Training
Its a tad on the pricey side, but I am way too impressed with the quality med kit and quality of the bag they used. Attended their suturing class at a Self Reliance Expo and have been following these guys since.
Not only are their med kits great, their book is fantastic. Turns an ordinary mom into “super medic mom”! Loved their suturing class at the self reliance expo, a must if you can attend.
My wife also took their suture class. Always good to know she can sew me up in a pickle!
Doc Bones and Nurse Amy are the best. Their site has lots of useful articles on medical, gardening, and aquaculture prepping in easy to understand terms. They have numerous excellent videos demonstrating these topics also.
Plus, they have some quality medical gear with which to stock up your medical preps.
They are easy to work with, helpful, and provide great customer service.
They were a little expensive but they had just about everything you could want in a medical kit and of good quality. They had things I have only been able to get online and some you can’t get online.
Suturing class was excellent, aside from not starting at posted time.
Covered keeping the operating and working fields as clean as possible, selection of suture, when & when not to suture, alternative wound closure methods (and less likely to get you in trouble for “practicing medicine” w/o benefit of a license).
Seemed expensive, but if you cost up the equipment & supplies, they didn’t make much on it. So fairly priced, especially for the knowledge.
I have criticisms of the content:
1. They had you align the practice wound north to south in front of you. In tying off the suture, that requires crossing your arms–and risking a needle stick. I think the better way, especially for newbies, is to have it laid out left to right in front of you so you don’t have to cross your arms.
2. The bit on tying a surgeon’s knot should have been clearer. The nurse assisting didn’t know what a square/reef knot was and seemed to think just tying multiple overhand knots over the first two twists, regardless of direction, didn’t matter. It does matter for keeping the knot together. Right over left, then left over right gives you a good square knot. R over R (or L over L) gives you a granny knot that’s likely to come untied. You can tell which is which because the ends of the square knot or proper surgeon’s knot lay parallel to the working line. Even with nylon line. In a granny knot, the ends are perpendicular to the working line.
Even though they were mic’d, it was sometimes hard to hear over adjoining presentations for pots & pans, and the other stage. That one is for the promoter.
No experience with customer service or shipping, so n/a.