First Aid: Injury Emergencies
How to Stop Bleeding from the Scalp
The iTClamp® is a novel hemorrhage control device that has recently become a member of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) list of recommended devices. With the array of hemorrhage control devices becoming more...
September 10, 2020
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?
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.
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