Today I received a comment from “A veteran who is preparing” suggesting that if you are in the military and can take the combat lifesaver course, you should. He also talked about the importance of medical training.
As a result of his comments, I did a little research and found that there are self study combat lifesaver courses on the internet. There are two military approved courses. They can be found at the following links.
They are not as good as actually attending the course, but you can learn a lot from them. Another option is to take advantage of the training that the Red Cross offers.
The bottom line is get all the medical training that you can. Depending on where you live, join a volunteer fire department, a Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), or a search and rescue team. These are good ways to get the training for free and some practical experience.
This type of training combined with a good first aid kit like the M3 Medics bag may save the life of a loved one.