Monthly Archives: July 2014

Medical Preparedness

The Patriot Nurse

On July 18-19, I attended “The Patriot Nurse” (TPN) Medical Prep 101 and 201 at Tactical Response in Camden, TN. Before I discuss the courses, I want to talk about how I met TPN. I first met her when I took The Fight at Tactical Response back in 2011. She had a big bubbly personality that filled the room. She has a laugh that you could recognize anywhere. No matter what mood you’re in, she gets you in a better mood. She’s all around a great person and has one on the biggest hearts I’ve ever seen in someone. To find out more about her, go to her website and click the “About Me” tab.

Here are some students checking the pupil response.

Here are some students checking the pupil response.

These courses are designed to educate students how to treat and care for the sick and wounded in everyday life, but primarily in a time of a disaster. If you look at history at any type of disasters, medical care and facilities are one of the first things to go. On day  (MP-101) started about talking about “The Big Three” that kills more than anything else in the world.  They are respiratory disease, digestive disease, and wound care. TPN has spend a good deal of her life in third world countries. She saw people having the same problems time and time again. After that, we learned about the “K.A.T.C.P.” Protocol. This is the core of the course. It’s a blueprint on how to take care of someone. Then we went on how to take physical assessments.

Here is a student checking the blood pressure of another student.

Here is a student checking the blood pressure of another student.

On day two (MP-201) we started out with a review of “The Big Three” and “K.A.T.C.P.” After we finished with that, we began learning full body assessments. It was really comforting to me knowing I can know how to help someone in need. Then we went over the following: psychological challenges, pain, women’s health, STDs, birth, newborns, and considerations for sharing space with people. All which were very eye opening. Please watch the video I did with TPN to learn more about the course