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.
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
Essential first aid kit supply list
A basic first aid kit can be used to help reduce blood loss, infection, and future medical complications. Having a first aid kit on hand allows you to immediately treat injuries so the body can begin to heal. Everyone, including families, workers, teachers, campers, boaters, hikers, and travelers should keep a first-aid-kit close by to treat basic cuts, scrapes, burns, and other minor injuries.
10 great reasons why you need a first aid kit
There will be a time in your life when you wish you had a first aid kit close by. Famous last words from a company who markets these items all over the United States, but it’s true. We hear stories all the time about people who get injured and didn’t have a first aid kit. We believe so strongly about this issue we’ve listed 10 great reasons why you need a first aid kit.
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.
7 reasons why workplace safety is so important?
Why is workplace safety so important? There is more to this question than you think. In a day and age where people still get injured on the job, you would think safety would be a banner held high by everyone, but unfortunately it isn't. Money and apathy seem to be the two leading reasons why safety sometimes takes the back seat. We've listed 7 reasons why putting safety in the drivers seat is a winning proposition for everybody.
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.
Bandaid Size Chart
Adhesive bandages are used to protect skin and promote healing of minor cuts, scrapes and burns. The Band-Aid® size chart displays the most common types of adhesive bandages. Whether you work in a factory or play outside, cuts and scrapes are common injuries everyone experiences. Click on a bandage type for more information.