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
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 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.
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.