Frequently Asked Questions

What is an IFAK?

An IFAK stands for "Individual First Aid Kit". It is a compact, comprehensive kit designed for treating traumatic injuries. Originating from military use, IFAKs are essential for immediate response to injuries, especially in critical situations. They contain all necessary supplies to address severe trauma, making them lifesaving tools.

Why are IFAKs important in schools?

Given the unfortunate rise in school shootings, the need for military-grade solutions to such military-grade problems has become evident. IFAKs in classrooms equip teachers and students with the means to respond effectively to traumatic injuries until professional medical help arrives. This preparedness can save lives during the critical moments following an injury.

What makes the IFAKs from Golden Hour special?

Golden Hour's IFAKs are optimized for easy transport and storage without sacrificing the quality or quantity of lifesaving supplies. Designed to fit in a backpack or desk, these kits retain all critical, battlefield-proven components, ensuring that users have access to military-grade medical supplies for emergency situations.

What are some key components of the IFAK, and what do they do?

  • HyFIN Chest Seal: Designed for treating penetrating chest injuries, it features vented channels that prevent air from entering the chest cavity while allowing it to escape, ensuring the wound can properly heal.
  • C-A-T Tourniquet: A patented tourniquet proven to completely occlude blood flow in traumatic wounds, it features a durable windlass system for true circumferential pressure application, essential for stopping significant hemorrhage.
  • Emergency Trauma Dressing (ETD): A constant pressure bandage that controls bleeding by combining a resilient elastic wrap with a sterile non-adherent pad, enabling rapid and effective application.
  • Rolled Gauze: Used with compression bandages to control moderate hemorrhage, its versatility and anti-contamination properties make it an essential component of trauma care.
  • Nitrile Gloves: High-performance, ambidextrous gloves designed for trauma care, offering a safe, allergen-free option with enhanced grip and dexterity.

Are these IFAK components easy to use by non-medical personnel?

Yes, the components in our IFAKs are chosen not only for their effectiveness but also for their ease of use. With items like the HyFIN Chest Seal and C-A-T Tourniquet, which are designed for rapid application under stress, non-medical personnel can effectively administer first aid following simple instructions. Training and familiarization with these components can further enhance their usability in emergency situations.

Can these IFAKs be used outside of a school setting?

Absolutely. While optimized for use in school settings, our IFAKs are suitable for a wide range of environments, including homes, offices, and public spaces. Anywhere that rapid response to traumatic injuries might be necessary, an IFAK can be a lifesaving resource.