What is stop the bleed?
Because of emergency events like active shooter situations, mass casualty catastrophes, motor vehicles crashes, and home or work related injuries, the awareness to know how to apply bleeding control is on the rise. A stunning statistic reveals that uncontrolled bleeding is the number one cause of preventable death during any trauma situation. Medical personnel and emergency responders aren’t always available or cannot respond fast enough to emergency bleeding victims and it’s been shown that a person who suffers a traumatic bleeding wound can bleed to death within just a few minutes. In each of these emergency circumstances, the lives of victims can be saved if bystanders learn how to apply basic first aid techniques to stop the bleeding.
How to get rid of spring allergies
Every spring season, millions of Americans wake up wanting to know how to get rid of spring allergies. The runny nose, itchy eyes and congestion are just a few of the symptoms that make us miserable. As a matter of fact, many of these allergy symptoms turn into conditions like sinus infections and respiratory issues that cause people to seek medical attention. While you can’t control the pollen count, barometric pressure, rain or the wind direction, there is still hope. Here is how to get rid of spring allergies.
The Hartford Consensus: How to Use a Tourniquet
In this video, Dr. Lenworth Jacobs walks you through how to apply a tourniquet on a bleeding victim. Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS, is a trauma surgeon and Chair of the Hartford Consensus, a committee that aims to create a protocol for national policy to enhance survivability from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events.
Adhesive Bandage Dressing Basics
When it comes to wound care, the most important goal is to stop bleeding and prevent infection. Infected wounds take longer to heal and will need medical attention. If not infected, a wound that would need medical attention is deep and longer than 1/2” or they just won’t stop bleeding. The “self-care” method for wound care usually involves applying an adhesive bandage dressing, also known as a strip bandage dressing or the brand name “Bandaid” coined from Johnson & Johnson. In some parts of the world they are known as adhesive plaster strips. With many different types of adhesive bandage dressings to choose from, how do you know what is best for you? Consider these 4 questions when deciding what type of adhesive bandage dressing is best for you
Bloodborne Pathogens and the typical American worker
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious diseases living in bodily fluids. How do bloodborne pathogens affect the typical American worker? Even though we might not be healthcare workers, or expect to come in contact with bodily fluids at work, all of us need to understand the risks of and know how to protect ourselves. So, in this brief article, we are going to equip ourselves to do just that. Below, we highlight what a bloodborne pathogen is, how it is transmitted and how we can protect ourselves from exposure.
Little league first aid supplies
Youth sports activities are in full swing during the spring and summer months which means cuts and scrapes. One of the most common questions little league type sports organizations ask is what goes in our first aid kit? Take a look at our simple guide to help you get your sports first aid kit together fast and easy.
Outdoor Hiking & Exploring Safety Tips
Hiking, camping, and water recreation are just a few of the outdoor activities we love. We benefit from the physical exercise and seeing natures beauty first hand. It is fun and rewarding but there are risks. Weather & temperature concerns, injury preparedness and basic survival preparation are important factors everyone should consider as they venture away from home. Lets take a moment to look at these outdoor hiking & exploring safety tips to get your summer off in the right direction:
5 things first aid services don’t want you to know
Every day thousands of mobile first aid sales people check and refill first aid kits all over the United States. Since the early 1970's these reps have been making month visits to their customers and leaving their invoices. If you have a first aid service, we want to tell you about 5 things a first aid service doesn't want you to know.
who can respond and control bleeding
In this booklet, you will learn the various ways to controlbleeding, whether you only have your two hands to use orwhether you have a full trauma first aid kit available to you.
5 Ways to use a hygiene kit
Good personal hygiene is important for our health and social encounters. Often, there are times when we need to use hygiene products while we are away from our home. Small toiletry bathroom items like soap, shampoo, deodorant, a toothbrush and toothpaste are just a few of the basic hygiene items that can easily be placed in a small kit or bag. Below are 5 ways to use a hygiene kit. We’ve provided a few details about each type so you can decide what meets your needs.