Where should a school keep their first aid supplies?
With over 75 million public school & university students enrolled here in the United States, preparing for injuries is a top priority. From playground scrapes to homeland terror incidents, first aid supplies for all types of emergency situations must be available. Many people have asked "where should a school keep their first aid supplies?". Let's look at these 5 tips to help determine where to place your school first aid supplies.
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.
4 tips for school first aid guidelines and procedures
Millions of children attend public schools every year. Statistically, there is a higher chance of accidents and injuries at school simply because of the number of children together being active. Recess, gym, art, lunch or any other activity at the school offers the potential for minor cuts, scrapes, bruises or burns. Knowing this, it is important for every school to have first aid guidelines and procedures in place so teachers, administrators can properly respond to a situation and the health of the student is cared for in a safe and timely manner.
7 things you should do when you get cut
Ironman or other superhero type people might be able to avoid injury but for thousands of Americans, cuts and scrapes are a daily event. The Bureau of Labor & Statistics reported there were over 70,000 cuts (lacerations) that caused days away from work. http://www.bls.gov/bls/newsrels.htm Based on these statistics and our personal experience we can expect that sooner or later we will cut ourselves. When we do get cut, the Mayo Clinic recommends these 7 things you should do right away.
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.
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.
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.
5 Outdoor Health Tips - Part 1
Did you know that nearly half of all Americans participated in an outdoor activity in 2015. We love to be outdoors! Walking, boating, hiking, camping and other fun activities are a great way to experience nature and get some physical exercise but they can also create health concerns. This 2 part article will highlight 5 outdoor health & safety tips. Knowing what they are, how to treat them and even how we can prevent them will help us stay healthy and safe while enjoying our outdoor experience.