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  • Israel treats thousands of war-wounded Syrians

    04/09/2017 4:35:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 4/8/2017 | SAM McNEIL
    Seven wounded Syrians — two children, four women and a man — waited in pain for darkness to fall to cross into enemy territory. Under the faint moonlight, Israeli military medical corps quickly whisked the patients across the hostile frontier into armored ambulances headed to hospitals for intensive care. It was a scene that has recurred since 2013, when the Israeli military began treating Syrian civilians wounded in fighting just a few kilometers (miles) away. Israel says it has quietly treated 3,000 patients – a number that it expects to quickly grow as fighting heats up in neighboring Syria in...
  • FIrst Aid: Fainting

    09/12/2016 12:12:06 PM PDT · by MNDude · 20 replies
    Position the person on his or her back. If the person is breathing, restore blood flow to the brain by raising the person's legs above heart level — about 12 inches (30 centimeters) — if possible. Loosen belts, collars or other constrictive clothing. To reduce the chance of fainting again, don't get the person up too quickly. If the person doesn't regain consciousness within one minute, call 911 or your local emergency number. Check the person's airway to be sure it's clear. Watch for vomiting. Check for signs of circulation (breathing, coughing or movement). If absent, begin CPR. Call 911...
  • Calif. Bill Would Mandate Teens Take CPR Training

    04/21/2015 10:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Laura McVicker
    A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would mandate that high school students receive CPR training before they graduate. AB 319 will be heard in a committee hearing on Wednesday. Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, D-Chino, introduced the bill in February. The bill calls for statewide school districts and charter schools to implement a curriculum on how to perform CPR and using an automated external defibrillator. This training would be offered in physical education classes or another course needed for students to graduate. The program would be developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. In emphasizing the...
  • Hunter saves own life after rattlesnake bit him

    05/02/2013 2:47:58 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 68 replies
    Grind TV/Yahoo Sports ^ | 5/1/13 | David Strege
    Chad Cross was hunting for turkey in the woods in Alabama when a venomous pit viper rattlesnake bit him in the lower left leg. Nervous and scared, the Montgomery resident attempted to calm himself and slow his heart rate so as to prevent the quick spreading of the deadly venom throughout his body. He then made a move that saved his life. He pulled out his $10 snake-bite kit. WSFA has the incredible story:
  • College student invents gel that halts bleeding

    03/20/2013 10:42:23 AM PDT · by isthisnickcool · 13 replies
    Mothjer Nature Network ^ | Thu, Mar 07 2013 | Sean Captain, TechNewsDaily
    Joe Landolina may have invented a cure for bleeding. He claims that his creation, a substance called Veti-Gel, jump-starts the clotting and healing process so quickly that even wounds to internal organs or major arteries are able to close up instantaneously. And Joe has accomplished all this by his third year of college at NYU.
  • Dealing With Medical Emergencies (preppers)

    08/20/2012 8:52:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | August 20, 2012 | Bob Livingston
    The prepper can take many lessons from the situation that developed in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. One lesson is that when the social order breaks down for a period of days or weeks, adequate medical care will disappear. So preparedness requires a medical kit. And no medical survival kit is complete without a good book or two on emergency medicine, anatomy, drug reference and medical terminology. Some good ones to choose from are:
  • SIMPLE WOUND CLOSURE 101:

    04/11/2012 6:36:32 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 33 replies
    Modern Survival Online ^ | 4/11/12 | Doc Morgan
    here are essentially two ways to heal a wound: 1) Primary intent: bringing the wound edges together via bandage, suture, or glue. 2) Secondary intent: allowing the wound to heal “as is” when primary intent is not indicated (such as a very contaminated, dirty wound with multiple deep entry points). It’s important to close a wound by primary intent for several reasons: 1) Hemostasis (stopping bleeding): because if you lacerated a vessel with your injury, you will need to ligate it somehow. Granted, if you lacerate a major artery, you will just need to apply pressure because ligating it may...
  • [D.C.] Metro defibrillator failed during rider's fatal heart attack [government health care]

    04/20/2012 10:57:26 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2012
    Metro is inspecting all of its defibrillators after one failed to work Monday when a 51-year-old rider suffered a fatal heart attack on the Yellow Line. The agency announced the news after The Washington Examiner started asking questions about the broken automated external defibrillator Thursday morning. Metro now says it plans to inspect all the defibrillators in its stations within 24 hours after determining the one at the Pentagon station had a dead battery. Metro has 46 defibrillators, meaning not every one of the 86 stations has one. The agency said Thursday it plans to add units at all remaining...
  • Antibiotics And Their Use in Collapse Medicine(tm), Part 1

    01/24/2012 9:55:20 AM PST · by Kartographer · 73 replies
    Doom and Bloom.net ^ | 11/28/11 | Dr. Bones
    One of the most common questions that I am asked from prospective survival medics is “What antibiotics should I stockpile and how do I use them?” There isn’t a 60 second answer to this. Actually, there isn’t a 60 MINUTE answer to this, but anyone that is interested in preserving the health of their loved ones in a collapse will have to learn what antibiotics will work in a particular situation. It’s important to start off by saying that you will not want to indiscriminately use antibiotics for every minor ailment that comes along. In a collapse, the medic is...
  • SHTF First Aid: When small cuts kill

    01/21/2012 3:03:38 PM PST · by Kartographer · 111 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 1/20/12 | Selco
    Anyway, point is, to buy today full set for treating wounds, does not cost too much, sterile gloves, compress, forceps, butterfly closures, antibiotic treatment, povidone, hydrogen peroxide, anti tetanus shots, sutures… everything, it can be found for maybe 100$ here. Is it worth 100$? Yes, it can worth 1000$ or 10000$ it can be priceless actually. When it comes to you or your family member it is priceless, if you helping someone else, you can say a price.
  • Meet Daniel Hernandez, the intern who likely saved Gabrielle Giffords’ life

    01/09/2011 1:44:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | January 9, 2011 | Holly Bailey
    <p>Daniel Hernandez had only been Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' intern for five days, and on Saturday, he may have saved her life.</p> <p>The University of Arizona junior was standing 30 feet away from the Democratic congresswoman when she was shot in the head at a meet-and-greet event in her district, and he immediately rushed to her side. As everyone on hand waited for emergency medical support to arrive, Hernandez held Giffords's head in his lap and applied pressure to her wound.</p>
  • Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning ( Must Read )

    07/09/2010 8:16:57 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 113 replies · 1+ views
    The new captain jumped from the cockpit, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the owners who were swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. “I think he thinks you’re drowning,” the husband said to his wife. They had been splashing each other and she had screamed but now they were just standing, neck-deep on the sand bar. “We’re fine, what is he doing?” she asked, a little annoyed. “We’re fine!” the husband yelled, waving him off, but his captain kept swimming hard. ”Move!”...
  • Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Mayo Clinic Presentation

    02/15/2010 9:00:58 AM PST · by MsLady · 15 replies · 871+ views
    Mayo's Clinic youtube ^ | June 17, 2008 | Mayo's Clinic
    I thought this was worth passing around. The only question I had was, I think they said no need to check for pulse. I have an issue with that one, what if they just passed out? Other than that this is good and everyone should see it. Link to Mayo's new CPR method
  • Maxi Pad Saves Dog's Life

    02/15/2010 7:42:05 AM PST · by Kensy1 · 26 replies · 1,044+ views
    Feminine hygiene products just aren’t for women anymore, a dog can benefit too. A suburban Atlanta couple learned that in case of an emergency, a maxi pad works just as well as any commercially available bandage does for a dog.
  • Continuous Chest Compression CPR - Mayo Clinic Presentation(Video)

    02/12/2010 5:03:17 PM PST · by Man50D · 41 replies · 1,386+ views
    This is an excellent video regarding an updated and more effective version of CPR that doesn't require blowing in someone's mouth. Pass it on.
  • For a proper survival kit, what about First Aid?

    08/13/2009 8:48:19 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 48 replies · 2,529+ views
    August 13, 2009 | self
    I have participated in some limited discussions here at FR about preparedness issues and I have always found the responses to be extremely helpful, so I thought a focused discussion issue would be appropriate. What is an adequate level of preparedness when it comes to First Aid?? Where do you strike an acceptable balance that is right for your situation, fits your budget and fits your personal skills and comfort level? When it comes to preparedness issues, the first thing any expert tells you is to make a plan that fits your needs and personal situation. A retired couple has...
  • Iraqi Firefighters Hone First Aid Skills

    06/05/2009 5:36:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 156+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Luke Koladish, USA
    A bilingual, bicultural advisor with the 364th Civil Affairs Brigade instructs members of the Basrah International Airport fire department during a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation class as part of a four week refresher training hosted by the Baghdad International Airport fire department. Photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Koladish, 114th Public Affairs Detachment. BASRAH — Fifteen members of the Basrah International Airport fire department conducted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation training last week at the Baghdad International Airport in an effort to have the two airports certified by the International Civil Aviation Organization. "The ICAO requires the departments have certain standards; response times, the quality of...
  • Medic takes initiative, provides first-aid training to Iraqi Police

    01/10/2009 10:08:41 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 226+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE CALDWELL, Iraq – A 10th Combat Aviation Brigade medic with Iraqi policemen assigned to his team took the opportunity to teach the local law enforcers some life-savings skills at Forward Operating Base Caldwell Dec. 29 through Jan. 4. Staff Sgt. Derek Sheppard, senior company medic, learned the Iraqi Police receive no formal first-aid training while some IP’s were assigned to the Pathfinders of Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 10th CAB. Once he realized the need, Sheppard took it upon himself to offer the training during down time between missions. “Being a medic, it is my job to ensure...
  • 'Stayin’ Alive' Tune Can Save Lives

    10/18/2008 8:56:21 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 26 replies · 578+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 10/17/08 | Reuters
    U.S. doctors have found the Bee Gees 1977 disco anthem "Stayin' Alive" provides an ideal beat to follow while performing chest compressions as part of CPR on a heart attack victim.
  • New First-Aid Products Could Save Lives, Officials Say

    10/17/2008 5:43:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 538+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2008 – Two new first-aid products being sent into the combat theater could save more soldiers’ lives, Army medical officials said at a Pentagon news conference Oct. 15. Test results from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command’s Institute of Surgical Research showed Combat Gauze field bandages and WoundStat granules both demonstrated marked improvements over what’s currently used in the field, Army Col. (Dr.) Paul Cordts of the Army surgeon general’s office said. “These products improve survival, result in less blood loss and improved post-injury blood pressures,” he said. Excessive blood loss is the No. 1...