TOURNIQUETS USE IN FIRST AID, NOW STANDARD

Recently, the recommended guidelines for using tourniquets for heavy bleeding have changed to much more in favor of using them. Much of this change has come about because of their increased use by the military in recent U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq...

Concussion Treatment

Initial treatment for a concussion is simple bed rest, both mental and physical, which allows the brain time to heal. Sometimes the patient is asked to stay in a darkened room with No music, NoTV, No video games, No visitors, No phone calls, No texting, No reading....

How to Treat a Sprained Ankle

If you have an ankle sprain it is important to act quickly. Many bad sprains can take longer to heal than a broken bone. The recommended treatment is to follow the R.I.C.E treatment protocol (Rest, Ice. Compression, Elevation) and stop any activity and protect the...

Stopping a Nosebleed

A nosebleed is when blood flows from the nose. It’s normally caused when tiny blood vessels inside the nostrils are ruptured. Common causes of nosebleeds include being hit in the nose, sneezing, picking or blowing the nose, high blood pressure and anti-clotting...

Join PulsePoint and Save Lives

When CPR-trained bystanders receive an alert from PulsePoint Respond, it tells them not only where an SCA event is happening, but also where they can find the nearest AED. But often, data on AED locations can be missing, inaccurate, or simply not detailed enough to...

CPR Facts

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for an estimated 325,000 deaths each year (SCA kills nearly 1,000 people a day or one person every two minutes). Survival rates nationally for SCA are less than 8%. Delivery of...

Agonal Gasps, What are They?

This video (below) of a CPR save on Bondi Beach is a great example of “Agonal Gasps.” The breaths that the victim are taking are not normal and incapable of sustaining life. The Bondi lifeguards started CPR and saved his life. Although this video was shot...

Pediatric Choking Study Results

Did You Know this about choking? “From 1972 to 1992, 449 deaths from aspirated nonfood foreign bodies among children aged 14 years or younger were recorded by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Nearly two thirds (65%) of these fatalities were among...