I’d like to express my gratitude for Chris Stoehner with XSA International. Last year I took his course on Traumatic First Aid. I was blown away by all the knowledge and skills I took away from the two-day class. I never dreamed I could learn so much and with a technique that has stayed with me. I immediately stocked my IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit). I take it with me everywhere. So far, thankfully, I’ve only needed to use it once, on my grand dog, no less! We were out camping and another dog bit the end of his tail off. Blood was flying!! I grabbed my IFAK and went to work! After applying gauze pads with pressure to staunch the bleeding I was able to trim the hair with my scissors and clean the wound. I was then able to bandage the tail to keep it clean until he was able to get to the vet. Happy to say he made a complete recovery!!
I’m so thankful to Chris for putting together such a valuable course that has resulted in me feeling confident that if an emergency should arise I’ll be prepared to deal with it.
Thanks again Chris and Jennifer for all your hard work training us regular folk!