A comprehensive article with recommendations for building your own personalized first aid kit that is useful on a daily basis, not just during emergencies.
The goal of CPR is to artificially keep a person’s heart pumping and their lungs breathing until a defibrillator can be used to restart their heart. This comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know about performing CPR
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 can eliminate infection, speed healing, and reduce pain in all kinds of soft tissue injuries from burns to bruises to cuts.
Learn how to treat, step by step, different types of burns, such as: thermal, chemical and electrical burns. We also explain you about the Rule of Nines and several other considerations you should keep in mind when helping someone suffering from burns.
Did you know that hemostatic agents speed up the natural blood clotting process? They are effective at treating very severe bleeding, especially when packed inside the wound or used in combination with pressure bandages. Learn about hemostatic agents and other first aid items you can use to stop bleeding.
Sudden cardiac arrest kills more people than traffic accidents, handguns, house fires, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and AIDs combined, about 350,000 per year. According to the American Red Cross, improved training and access to Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) could save 50,000 lives each year.
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 medical tape may seem simple, but medical tapes are designed for a plethora of uses throughout medicine. We put medical tapes to the test so you can purchase the product 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 by putting pressure directly on the wound. Bandages are individually wrapped in a sterile, vacuum-sealed package, but if it’s your first time using one open it and try it out.
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. Tourniquets should be applied as soon as possible to stop unnecessary blood loss. 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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