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When the Weather Outside is Frightful: What Frostbite is and What it Does

When the Weather Outside is Frightful: What Frostbite is and What it Does
Our last blog entry was concerned with hypothermia (see “Watch out for the Umbles: Preventing and Treating Hypothermia”) and to continue that thread, we’ll be looking at frostbite. Frostbite occurs when skin and underlying tissues...
January 26, 2015

Tourniquets: Should you use one in an emergency?

Tourniquets: Should you use one in an emergency?
CPR Seattle addresses the use of tourniquets to stop bleeding that can't be controlled by pressure alone.
November 4, 2013

Duct tape for the win! Using household items for first aid needs.

Duct tape for the win! Using household items for first aid needs.
In many cases of injury, we end up applying first aid using what we have immediately at hand - and often, these items may work just as well or better than the things we might find in an “official” First Aid package.
October 12, 2012

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