IFAK is an acronym for “Individual aid Kit” or “Improved aid Kit”.
What is an IFAK?
For those that served within the military within the 1980’s and 1990’s; the only soldier-worn first aid item was the trau-medic bandage. In a very major discovery at the commencement of the worldwide War on Terror; the military developed the Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK). In an attempt to place life-saving things on the wounded person at the scene of the injury; US Military looked at the deadliest wounds, and therefore the frequency. Military Special Operations Doctors viewed injuries that were deadly if not treated immediately in the field. Normal EMS aid acronym ABC (Airway, Breathing, Circulation) was modified to MAR (Massive Hemorrhage, Airway, Respiration’s) reflective the priority of injuries that require to be treated.
The number one preventable explanation for death is hemorrhage. Quality IFAK’s for your home, office, car or go bag are a must!