Caleb Causey

Self Defense Medicine

Caleb Causey
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Self Defense Medicine
  • In-depth Instruction; over 107 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet your instructor, PDN Contributor and owner of Lone Star Medics, Caleb Causey. Whether during his time as a medic in the U.S. Army, a firefighter/EMT, or SWAT Tactical Medic, Caleb understands traumatic situations in dangerous situations. Hear about Caleb’s background and get a preview of the subject matter in this important class.
The first step in treating those who have fallen victim to a violent attack is to make sure the threat has stopped and the area is safe. Caleb teaches four steps to assess the scene of a violent altercation as well as a simple technique called a Blood Claw that you can use to assess yourself and others for life-threatening injuries.
Blood loss is among the most common causes of death among victims of violent crimes. Stopping blood loss is a race against the clock. In this session, you’ll learn about common tourniquet designs, how they work, and several considerations to help you find the design that’s best for your use.
Carrying a tourniquet as an everyday defensive tool ensures you’ll have life-saving resources at hand in the event of a traumatic injury involving extreme external blood loss from the arms or legs. In this session Caleb demonstrates how to self-apply a Special Operations Forces Tactical Tourniquet (SOF®TT) to your own arm in order to stop extreme bleeding.
The human leg contains some of the largest veins and arteries in the body. Understanding how to stop rapid and sever blood loss from injuries sustained to the leg is critical to saving lives. Caleb demonstrates how to self-apply both the Special Operations Forces Tactical Tourniquet (SOF®TT) and the Combat Application Tourniquet (CAT) to the upper leg.
In this session, you’ll learn how to apply a tourniquet to the leg and arm of a victim who is experiencing extreme blood loss. Gunshot wounds, knife lacerations, and other critical injuries which cause heavy and rapid blood loss can be effectively controlled if you have the proper tools and training to apply them.
Emergency medical supplies have become a staple among everyday carry (EDC) tools. Thanks to their compact and lightweight design, tourniquets are among the most important medical tools to keep on hand. Here you’ll learn a variety of carry options that can be easily incorporated into your EDC routine.
This session provides you a detailed explanation of two common Pressure Dressing products, the Israeli Dressing and the Olaes® Modular Bandage. Each allows you to maintain targeted pressure to a wound. You will see how to properly open, deploy, and self-apply these pressure dressings in order to stop severe bleeding from a puncture wound or laceration.
In this Session, you’ll learn about the anatomy of the Thoracic Cavity and the effects of a puncture wound called a Pneumothorax. You’ll see demonstrations of two products commonly used to temporarily seal puncture wounds in order to understand their differences, see how they work, and how to apply them in a worst case scenario.
Hemostatic Agents, like QuikClot® Combat Gauze, are an effective alternative to tourniquets in treating moderate to severe bleeding by accelerating the body’s natural clotting ability. It is important to know and understand the proper application of hemostatic agents. Here you’ll learn the effects of hemostatic agents and how to properly “pack” a wound.
C.A.B. is a simple acronym to remember. You’ll learn when to use it and how it can help guide you through the critical first steps of assessing a victim’s condition. Caleb discusses each of these critical assessment points, including where on the body to check for a pulse, indicating proper circulation of blood.
Hypovolemic Shock occurs as a result of low blood volume, and it can seriously complicate emergency medical treatment. In this final session, you’ll learn the signs, symptoms, and effects of Hypovolemic Shock. And, you’ll see what steps you can take to treat Hypovolemic Shock in order to head off additional injuries and aid further treatment efforts.
12 Lessons
1  hrs 47  mins

In the immediate aftermath of a violent attack, once the threat has been eliminated, having the medical tools at hand and the training necessary to immediately tend to victims can mean the difference between life and death.

This Class, Self Defense Medicine, provides you with specific information, demonstrations, and insights to integrate emergency medical aid into your personal defense preparations and training.

Your instructor is Caleb Causey, owner and Director of Training for Lone Star Medics in Arlington, Texas. Caleb combines his formal training as a Paramedic with his personal experience, serving as a combat medic in the U.S. Army and as a SWAT Tactical Medic, to teach students life-saving medical skills among the chaos and trauma of a violent attack.

Along with in-person professional medical training, the information provided in this class can help you prepare for quick and decisive action, to provide the emergency treatment needed to stabilize a critically wounded victim until professional help arrives.

This unique and information-filled presentation gets students thinking about how to react in the first few moments following an attack, once the threat has been stopped. Often times those involved in violent encounters are not even aware they are injured.

Using a technique called a Blood Claw, you will see how to quickly and carefully identify the presence and severity of injuries on yourself and others. Following this method, students are able to prioritize treatment, and to administer the immediate help needed to stabilize victims until professional medical help arrives.

Significant loss of blood is common in traumatic injuries, such as bullet wounds and stabbings. Preventing blood loss is of the utmost importance. Use what you learn here to assemble and train with your own Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK). You’ll learn important design characteristics of various life-saving medical tools, including different styles of tourniquets, as well as common variations of pressure bandages and hemostatic agents. You will learn how to properly apply these and other products to yourself and others.

Other topics covered by this class include how to treat a puncture wound of the chest, as well as how to recognize and treat Hypovolemic Shock due to extreme blood loss. You’ll see the products used to treat these and other conditions, and get easy-to-follow demonstrations showing how they’re used.

These and other valuable live-saving tips and information make up one of the most important classes you can take to prepare yourself to respond quickly in the aftermath of a violent encounter.

Caleb Causey

Caleb Causey started his career riding out with Medstar ambulance services in Fort Worth, Texas as part of the Boy Scouts of America Explorer program at the age of 16. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army as a Combat Medic. Caleb has deployed to various locations in the Balkans where he has worked as a line medic with the 82nd Airborne and in the ER of the 212 MASH. He especially enjoyed his duty as an OPFOR Medic while stationed in Louisiana. After serving his country, Caleb joined the City of Benbrook Fire Department and served there as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT. Over the next several years Caleb was involved with the department's rescue dive team and worked as the Tactical Medic with local area SWAT team. Caleb also has worked with multiple Private Military/Security Companies. Caleb completed Paramedic school in College Station, Texas. This is where he attained his American Heart Association’s BLS Instructor, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support certifications, Heartsaver Instructor, and Emergency Medical Services Instructor for the state of Texas. Caleb has proven to have a true passion for teaching medicine to people of all walks of life. Most of his classes are full of knowledge, experience, and laughter.

Caleb Causey

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