Medical professionals use stethoscopes as one of the first diagnostic tools when examining patients, but they are also sophisticated listening devices that can be used to characterize problems in the heart and lungs. To help you perfect your skill with a stethoscope, we have pulled together some of the best resources available including audio-visual lessons, drills, and quizzes on heart and lung pathology.
Buying the right multi tool can be difficult with so many options available, so we compare two models from the popular brand, Leatherman. The Leatherman Surge and the Leatherman Super Tool 300 are heavy-duty multi tools that have more tools with less compromise than smaller versions like the Wave and Rebar.
As a first responder, part of the job is taking vitals and assessing the situation. In order to make the job easier, Re Factor Tactical makes a 2 inch wide cloth trauma tape printed with slots for writing in vital signs and notes.
Littman stethoscopes are essential diagnostic tools in medicine, but the model you need depends on your occupation and budget. We compare models like the Lightweight II SE, Classic III, Cardiology IV, and Master Cardiology to help you choose the best Littmann stethoscope for your needs.
Finding the right electric wheelchair for sale can be difficult and time consuming. We give you all the information you need to make informed choices about the right lightweight electric wheelchair for your needs.
Each full-sized multi tool is still centered on the characteristic Leatherman knife and pliers design, but they have different peripheral tools to accommodate users with different lifestyles and needs.
Whether you work in a hospital, in an ambulance, or on the battlefield, a good pair of trauma shears is an essential part of your equipment.
The RATS tourniquet uses elastic strength to stop blood flow instead of the windlass system, used by other models like the SOFT T Wide and CAT.
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.
During a hurricane, 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.
Tourniquets need to be accessible so they can be deployed immediately when needed. Tourniquet holders keep your tourniquet within easy reach so you're always ready.
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.
Personal protective equipment should not be underestimated.
If you work in a dusty environment, you may already wear a mask, but air pollution is a growing problem in the modern world. N95 masks trap pollution, dust, allergens, and other fine particles linked to chronic respiratory problems. Protecting your lungs with a respirator now will decrease your risk of developing severe medical conditions like asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and COPD.
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 surgical glue is marketed for use on animals, but as a tool in first aid it does everything from protecting small irritable cuts like torn cuticles to substituting for stitches in larger cuts where bleeding needs to be stopped quickly. Vetbond is indispensable in any first aid kit or cabinet.
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.
Medihoney is an all natural wound care product that helps you heal faster and is proven to fight off infections, including MRSA. We take you inside Medihoney to learn how it works, when to use it, and how it stands up against other products.
Iodosorb gel is a next-generation iodine hydrogel used slow-healing wounds like venous stasis ulcers, pressure sores, diabetic foot ulcers, 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.
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. We compare the best portable defibrillators for sale so that you can buy the one that fits your needs.
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.
Medical tape is something that everyone uses, but there are so many kinds it's difficult to know which is right for the situation. 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 Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) that is useful on a daily basis, not just during emergencies.
The versatility of povidone iodine (Betadine) for use in first aid makes it one of the best antiseptics for a first aid kit or go bag. Besides being an antiseptic for wound care, povidone iodine can safely be used to purify water.
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.
SOFT T Wide and CAT tourniquets are two of the most prominent tourniquets on the market, and they have both been extensively tested in the field. We take you inside the CAT and SOFT T Wide to help you make the best purchase for your needs.