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.
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.
We put medical tapes to the test so you can choose the most suitable to your needs.
N95 masks trap pollution, dust, allergens, and other fine particles that cause respiratory problems. However, not all masks are the same.
GLUture surgical skin glue combines 60% Dermabond with 40% Vetbond, and as other skin glues, work best on thin cuts with smooth edges.
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.
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.
Dermabond (2-octyl-cyanoacrylate) is one of the only surgical glues that is FDA approved for use on humans.
Iodosorb is used for infected wounds that are difficult to heal including venous stasis ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, pressure sores, and more.
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.
Optifoam is an advanced wound dressing designed for wounds with heavy drainage.
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.
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.
Sterile gauze is used to stop bleeding from small to medium cuts, burns, scrapes, and other wounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
T-Relief claims to be an alternative to Traumeel, and it has more concentrated ingredients and a wider range of natural anti-inflammatory ingredients.
For those with disabilities, freedom or lack thereof can be life changing. For disabilities that prevent the use of manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs can offer a solution to get you back out and about.
There are many portable, lightweight electric wheelchairs that can easily be taken in your car or on airplanes. Based on your size and needs, an electric wheelchair should meet your specific requirements.
Tourniquet holders are simple, but they are almost as important as the tourniquet itself.
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.
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?
We examine 5 of the best ointments and gels that speed healing and reduce pain in all kinds of soft tissue injuries.
Personal protective equipment should not be underestimated.
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.
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 Victorinox Swiss Army Knife is one of the oldest and best known multi tools, but the American-made Leatherman Wave is gaining popularity in leaps and bounds.