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.
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.
Studies have shown B&W Ointment to be an effective treatment for burns and soft tissue injuries.
Chest seals and occlusive dressings are used to treat deep cuts and puncture wounds in the chest, abdomen, and neck.
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.
Hemostatic agents help control bleeding by speeding up the body's own natural clotting process, learn about the best hemostatic agents available today.
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.
The SAM splint is a versatile, lightweight, portable, and reusable splint that can be used to treat broken bones, sprains, and soft tissue injuries.
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.
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.
Sterile gauze is used to stop bleeding from small to medium cuts, burns, scrapes, and other wounds.
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.
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.
T-Relief claims to be an alternative to Traumeel, and it has more concentrated ingredients and a wider range of natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.
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.