Life Threatening

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Performing CPR with a human dummy

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

Portable Defibrillators

Automated External Portable Defibrillator or AED

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.

Chest Seals and Occlusive Dressings

How Chest Seals/Occlusive Dressings Can Save Your Life

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

What is an Israeli Bandage and How to Use It

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.

SOFT T Tourniquet - Wide

CAT Tourniquet vs SOFT T Wide Tourniquet

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.

Hemostatic Agents - Quikclot, Celox, and XGauze

Quikclot, Celox, and XGauze to Stop Bleeding

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.