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London attack medical equipment question

Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by Mister B, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Mister B

    Mister B The Un Tactical

    Sep 16, 2003
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Are these facemasks new? The look like premade bandage systems to cover face wounds while allowing the eyes, ears and mouth to be accessed. Are these used in the United States?

  2. Tvov


    Sep 30, 2000
    I saw that this morning on the front page of my local paper. I have not seen that before, and neither has my wife (emergency room RN). Seems like a good idea for 1st responders.

  3. TerraMedicX


    Sep 26, 2004
    Boulder, CO
    Nope, those have actually been around for a while. They're pre-cut face burn dressings. Most burn packs come with one or two. The reason most people don't recognize them is that most pre-hospital and ER people don't use them. They are a little more common in burn units, but really they're just a fancy dressing that you can make yourself for much less.