Leatherman multi-tools are not usually associated with first aid in the medical sense, but in this case, I had to write about it because it is such a useful little tool kit that has been making my life easier for years.
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In natural disasters, anything can happen, but rescue efforts are usually only days away. A few simple items can help rescuers locate you and keep you alive until they arrive.
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According to the American Red Cross, improved training and access to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) could save 50,000 lives each year. Do you know how to use a portable defibrillator?
Surgical glues can be used as easy, do-it-yourself stitches. Learn everything you need to know about surgical or skin glues in this article.
A comprehensive article with recommendations for building your own personalized first aid kit that is useful on a daily basis, not just during emergencies.
Chest seals and occlusive dressings are used to treat deep cuts and puncture wounds in the chest, abdomen, and neck.
Israeli bandages are designed to quickly stop bleeding in emergency situations. Learn different ways of applying the Israeli bandage on different parts of the body and more.
Tourniquets are used to stop uncontrollable bleeding in the arms or legs. If a major artery gets severed you can bleed out in less than a minute, so speed is everything.
GLUture surgical skin glue combines 60% Dermabond with 40% Vetbond, and as other skin glues, work best on thin cuts with smooth edges.
Tourniquet holders are simple, but they are almost as important as the tourniquet itself.
Mylar blankets can reflect up to 90% of body heat back to the wearer. These blankets are especially useful in a portable first aid kit because they take up almost no space.
Ivarest is a cream that relieves the itching and dries out the boils caused by poison ivy, oak, and sumac.
Personal protective equipment should not be underestimated.
N95 masks trap pollution, dust, allergens, and other fine particles that cause respiratory problems. However, not all masks are the same.
Skin protectants used in long-term wound care prevent maceration caused by dressings and gels that speed wound healing.
Surgi-Lock 2oc is the veterinary equivalent of Dermabond surgical glue. Chemically it is exactly the same, but it is cheaper and comes in a reusable bottle.
Optifoam is an advanced wound dressing designed for wounds with heavy drainage.
Dermabond (2-octyl-cyanoacrylate) is one of the only surgical glues that is FDA approved for use on humans.