10 Sep 2014
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Emergency Preparedness Month

Emergency Preparedness Month

e·mer·gen·cy: a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.   From natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes, to power outages and house fires, preparation is required to adequately respond to unexpected and dangerous scenarios. Being informed, making a plan, and having a medical kit ensures you can be better prepared to deal with an emergency. Be Informed: Know what potential emergencies can happen in your area or where you travel ...

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09 Jul 2014
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Medical Concerns for Climbing and Backcountry Travel

Medical Concerns for Climbing and Backcountry Travel

Most of our customers understand combat medicine, but do you know how to handle the myriad of injuries and ailments common in the backcountry? To keep you traveling safely, we are happy to offer this exclusive sneak peek into Dr. Mike Layton's chapter on Medical Concerns from his newest edition of Climbing Stronger, Faster, Healthier: Beyond the Basics. Geared towards climbers, this medical information applies to all who enjoy the outdoors. Here’s an excerpt from the Chapter 8 - Medical ...

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04 Jun 2014
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Lessons Learned from Midwest Tornadoes

Lessons Learned from Midwest Tornadoes

May 20, 2014 marked the one-year anniversary of the devastating Moore, OK EF-5 tornado that killed 24 people, including seven children who were trapped in Plaza Towers Elementary School. As the community in Moore continues to rebuild its town, the devastating photos of the event last spring serve a chilling reminder: Mother Nature can hit anytime and anywhere, and communities must be prepared for the worst-case scenario. Another tragic anniversary that recently occurred is that of the mul...

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28 Jan 2014
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Chinook Medical Gear Announces New Distribution Partnership with Drop Drop, Inc.

Chinook Medical Gear Announces New Distribution Partnership with Drop Drop, Inc.

Developed in 2008, Drip Drop improves upon international Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) standards with a precise electrolyte ratio of salts, sugars and other ingredients to hydrate better and faster than anything else on the market. And unlike other oral rehydration solutions, which tend to taste salty, Drip Drop actually tastes good, insuring higher rates of compliance in the field. “Testimonial from relief settings around the world confirms that Drip Drop is a force multiplier: not only ...

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08 Jan 2014
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Chinook Medical at SHOT Show and Marine West Expo – January 2014

Chinook Medical at SHOT Show and Marine West Expo – January 2014

Chinook will be out on the road in January keeping a pulse on new trends in emergency medical equipment for law enforcement, military, first responders, hunters, and shooting sports enthusiasts. Chuck Bolin, creator of the Bolin Chest Seal, and Anne Brennan, Chinook’s Director of Sales will be attending the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, January 14 – 17. We don’t have a booth at SHOT so please contact us to schedule a time if you would like to meet and discuss the latest medical gear fr...

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10 Dec 2013
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Chinook at the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA)

Chinook at the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA)

SOMA is the annual gathering of military and civilian medical providers, including academic and industry professionals from around the world. The event is a perfect forum to exchange ideas and advances in the science, technology, and skills of unconventional medicine by bringing together pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine. This year at SOMA Chinook will be featuring NSN Special Operations modules, the MedSled, AirWrap, DripDrop, i-gel and much more...

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08 Oct 2013
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The National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) Calls for Increased Emergency Medical Training for Police Officers

The National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA) Calls for Increased Emergency Medical Training for Police Officers

(Pictured: Chinook Law Enforcement Medical Kit - Individual Operator) Doylestown, PA (October 2013) - The National Tactical Officers Association is calling for basic Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) training for all police officers in light of recent incidents of mass violence. The Navy Yard massacre in Washington, D.C., the Boston Marathon bombing and lone shooters in Tucson and Newtown have focused attention on the response to changing threats in our society. These tragic events...

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03 Oct 2013
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Medical Emergency Stories From Everyday People

Medical Emergency Stories From Everyday People

In honor of National Preparedness Month and the launch of our new line of Chinook PAKs (Personal Aid Kits), we asked people to tell us a story of how they were either prepared or unprepared to handle a medical emergency. We had a lot of really great stories, so thank you to everyone who shared! As I read these stories, a reoccurring theme was either a huge sense of relief when medical supplies were readily available or a huge realization that they never wanted to be unprepared again. No matt...

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26 Sep 2013
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Chinook PAKs – Seven Ultra-Lightweight, Modular Personal First Aid Kits

Chinook PAKs – Seven Ultra-Lightweight, Modular Personal First Aid Kits

Created by the same team of professionals that design medical kits for the military, law enforcement and remote expedition groups, Chinook PAKs (Personal Aid Kits) are perfect for backpacking, hunting, hiking, work shops, glove boxes, sports, handbags, diaper bags...anywhere! Each of the seven lightweight, waterproof Chinook PAKs includes professional grade medical supplies for specific injury types and scenarios:   MinimalistPAK - comprehensive selection of first aid supplies in...

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12 Sep 2013
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Two Proven Products for Easy Airways

Two Proven Products for Easy Airways

Made from a medical grade thermoplastic elastomer, i-gel® is a proven and truly unique, single use, supraglottic airway management device designed to create a non-inflating, anatomical seal of the pharyngeal, laryngeal and perilaryngeal structures while avoiding compression trauma.   i-gel® Supraglottic Airway i-gel® is indicated for use in securing and maintaining a patent airway in routine and emergency anesthetics of fasted patients, during spontaneous or intermittent positiv...

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