A comprehensive article with recommendations for building your own personalized first aid kit that is useful on a daily basis, not just during emergencies.
N95 masks trap pollution, dust, allergens, and other fine particles that cause respiratory problems. However, not all masks are the same, and the way it's worn is important.
This comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know about performing CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Although Puracol is one of the most expensive long-term wound care products on the market, it provides advantages not seen in other wound care products.
Cuts, scrapes, bruises and burns can hurt like crazy and take forever to heal. We examine 5 of the best ointments and gels that speed healing and reduce pain in all kinds of soft tissue injuries.
Learn how to treat, step by step, different types of burns, such as: thermal, chemical and electrical burns.
Did you know that hemostatic agents speed up the natural blood clotting process? Learn about hemostatic agents and other first aid items you can use to stop bleeding.
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?
For many injuries, surgical glues can be used as easy, do-it-yourself stitches that are immediately available regardless of where you happen to be.
Choosing a medical tape may seem simple, but different medical tapes are designed for different uses. We put medical tapes to the test so you can choose the most suitable to your needs.
Chest seals and occlusive dressings are used to treat deep cuts and puncture wounds in the chest, abdomen, and neck by making an airtight seal around the wound.
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.
The SAM splint is a versatile, lightweight, portable, and reusable splint that can be used to treat broken bones, sprains, and soft tissue injuries.
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.
The hemostatic agents Quikclot and Celox are tried and true when it comes to emergency wound care, but XGauze is a new product that may outstrip them both.
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