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.
GLUture surgical skin glue combines 60% Dermabond with 40% Vetbond, and as other skin glues, work best on thin cuts with smooth edges.
Electric scooters can help limited-mobility adults reclaim parts of their lives that once seemed unreachable. We chose our favorite electric mobility scooters based on their superior range, comfort, ease of use, and customer support.
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.
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.
Find the CPR dummy that's right to train your class with this in-depth buying guide for every type of dummy.
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.
Vetbond (n-butyl-cyanoacrylate) was developed to close surgical incisions after veterinary procedures. It is very similar to Dermabond, but at a fraction of the cost.
Studies have shown B&W Ointment to be an effective treatment for burns and soft tissue injuries.
This comprehensive guide explains everything you need to know about performing CPR or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
T-Relief claims to be an alternative to Traumeel, and it has more concentrated ingredients and a wider range of natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.
This tasty salve has been used to treat wounds and speed healing as far back as ancient Egypt.
Iodosorb is used for infected wounds that are difficult to heal including venous stasis ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure sores, and more.
Traumeel stands apart from over-the-counter pain medications because it actually speeds wound healing in addition to pain relief.
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.
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.
Aspirin, Acetaminophen, and Ibuprofen are in every medicine cabinet, but each has unique uses, side effects, and contraindications.
Scissors are needed to cut gauze and SAM splints to the right shape and size, open packaging, cut clothing off patients, and cut medical tapes or wraps along with other normal uses.
Antiemetic medications are small, easy to carry, and can relieve a lot of discomfort while traveling, learn about them in this article.
Can zinc help prevent the common cold? When zinc lozenges are taken soon after noticing cold symptoms appear, the severity and length of the cold can be greatly reduced.
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?
Nitrile gloves are a latex free, disposable rubber glove that prevent disease transmission through blood or other body fluids.
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.
The first aid bag needs to meet a couple criteria: it should be just large enough to hold everything and it should be small enough to fit where you want to keep it. Learn more about first aid bags in this article.
We put medical tapes to the test so you can choose the most suitable to your needs.
Sterile gauze is used to stop bleeding from small to medium cuts, burns, scrapes, and other wounds.
A comprehensive article with recommendations for building your own personalized first aid kit that is useful on a daily basis, not just during emergencies.
Besides being an antiseptic for wound care, povidone iodine can safely be used to purify water. Povidone Iodine comes as a liquid or a wipe.
Diphenhydramine, also known as Benadryl, has several functions that are especially useful for traveling: it reduces the symptoms of allergies, cold, and flu.
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.
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.