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Week 3: Air Force Basic Military Training - Transcript

Speaker 1: Self-aid and buddy care starts in week three. They take these fields that they've learned in this week. They apply it throughout, until they get to the sixth week of training, when they're actually given a test. They're able to apply it in somewhat similar, real-life scenarios that kind of resemble what might go on when they get out of BMT.

Speaker 2: If they're bleeding on the battlefield, or if they have fractures, we're here to give them the necessary skills so that they can be able to take that wherever they're fighting, or wherever they have their peace time as well. What they're doing right here, they're preparing these trainees for head wounds, abdominal wounds and also open chest wounds as well.

Speaker 3: These victims have head wounds, and they're choking and gargling blood, so we need to get them to their side.

Speaker 4: One of the things I learned was a sucking chest wound. We learned how to put the airtight seal on it. We could improvise with anything from a credit card to a piece of plastic and get to tape it on all four sides to make sure no air gets in there, so if they're breathing, it won't suck any kind of chemicals or dirt into it.

Speaker 5: All right, what you're looking at right now is the combat application tourniquet, also known as a CAT. It's very easy to put on, but if they don't have that, then there's another one that they use over here, called the improvised tourniquet. You've got to find sticks. You've got to find strips.

Speaker 6: Coming through this program, I see the trainees becoming more confident as they get that on-hands training.

Speaker 4: It helps us out in real life, too. If something happens to one of our family members, somebody gets a fracture in their leg, and knowing in real life we'll be there to take care of them.

Speaker 6: And also, it gives them the necessary know-how to save someone's life because within two minutes, if that person is not saved or not taken care of, they can either lose a life or limb.

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