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  • 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:

    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 ^ | 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...
  • Need help with an SOP

    08/09/2008 7:01:10 PM PDT · by Ronin · 69 replies · 1,565+ views
    Vanity | August 10, 2008 | Ronin
    In my new job I have just been handed the task of putting together a disaster readiness plan that addresses everything from building evacuation, first aid, logistics, and everything else. I got the job because for my sins, I am the only veteran in the company, and I was just a squid. If anyone else out there has experience in this sort of thing, I would appreciate some help. I have to have something on paper by 0900 tomorrow morning. The good news is I have (within reason) a blank check as to how to put it together and purchasing...
  • Experts now recommend hands-only CPR

    03/31/2008 7:17:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 22 replies · 786+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | Mar. 31, 2008 | STEPHANIE NANO
    You can skip the mouth-to-mouth breathing and just press on the chest to save a life. In a major change, the American Heart Association said Monday that hands-only CPR - rapid, deep presses on the victim's chest until help arrives - works just as well as standard CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in adults. Experts hope bystanders will now be more willing to jump in and help if they see someone suddenly collapse. Hands-only CPR is simpler and easier to remember and removes a big barrier for people skittish about the mouth-to-mouth breathing. "You only have to do two things....
  • Face of Defense: Soldiers Teach Afghan Police First Aid

    02/29/2008 3:57:28 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 66+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Matthew Clifton, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan, Feb. 29, 2008 – Two combat medics have devoted their time to teaching Afghan police officers one of the most important soldier skills: first aid. New York Army National Guard Spc. Richard L. Bacher, a medic with 1st Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, , helps a student find his radial pulse during a first aid class given to Logar Province Afghan National Police, Feb. 20, 2008, at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan. Photo by Sgt. Matthew Clifton, USA  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Every other week, Army Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Wells, Joint Forces...
  • Airline disputes cousin's story of death

    02/25/2008 12:56:49 PM PST · by txlurker · 91 replies · 1,098+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/25/2008 | By RICHARD PYLE, Associated Press Writer
    NEW YORK - American Airlines on Monday insisted it tried to help a passenger who died after complaining she couldn't breathe, and disputed the account of a relative who said that she was denied oxygen and that medical devices failed. The airline said the oxygen tanks and a defibrillator were working and noted that several medical professionals on the flight, including a doctor, tried to save passenger Carine Desir, 44, who had heart disease. "American Airlines, after investigation, has determined that oxygen was administered on the aircraft, and it was working, and the defibrillator was applied as well," airline spokesman...
  • Woman, 44, Dies on Plane With 2 Empty Oxygen Tanks

    02/25/2008 3:50:32 AM PST · by decimon · 170 replies · 4,131+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | February 25, 2008 | Unknown
    A passenger returning home to New York from Haiti collapsed and died aboard an American Airlines flight after a flight attendant first told her that he could not give her any oxygen, and then brought her an oxygen tank that was empty, a relative said on Sunday.< > Mr. Oliver said two doctors and two nurses who were aboard tried to administer oxygen from a second tank, which was also empty.< >Ms. Desir was pronounced dead by one of the doctors, Joel Shulkin, and the flight continued on to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Her body was moved to the...
  • Relative complains after death on flight (Empty Oygen Bottle)

    02/24/2008 8:14:18 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 121 replies · 383+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 24, 2008, 9:16PM | RICHARD PYLE
    NEW YORK — An American Airlines passenger died after a flight attendant told her he couldn't give her any oxygen and then tried to help her with faulty equipment, including an empty oxygen tank, a relative said. The airline confirmed the flight death and said medical professionals had tried to save the passenger, Carine Desir, who was returning home to Brooklyn from Haiti. Desir, who had heart disease, died of natural causes, medical examiner's office spokeswoman Ellen Borakove said Sunday. Desir had complained of not feeling well and being very thirsty on the Friday flight from Port-au-Prince after she ate...
  • Doing the Right Thing Brings Lifes Rewards - Wuli

    12/19/2007 1:34:00 PM PST · by Wuli · 12 replies · 194+ views
    12/19/2007 | Wuli
    I have been away for 16 days. Were it not for the actions of one man, it may have been much longer before I could be here, writing this, and maybe this writing may not have been possible. On December 3rd I was mugged by a falling tree, at least that is what the eyewitnesses say. My memory of the events begins only much later, when I here the voice of Rabbi Yehoshua Kaganoff telling me not to move, that everything is O.K., that the EMT crew is on the way - as sat holding me, with one arm around...
  • Gunman's writings were disturbing (Eagle Scout saves his life by applying a tourniquet from a cord)

    04/17/2007 2:22:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 119 replies · 4,041+ views ^ | 04.17.07 | MATT APUZZO
    BLACKSBURG, Va. — The gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre was a sullen loner who alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, blood-drenched creative writing and left a rambling note in his dorm room raging against women and rich kids.  A chilling picture emerged Tuesday of Cho Seung-Hui — a 23-year-old senior majoring in English — a day after the bloodbath that left 33 people dead, including Cho, who killed himself as police closed in. News reports said that he may have been taking medication for depression and that he was becoming increasingly violent and erratic. Despite the many warning...
  • Chainsaw man stayed alive by keeping cool (Slice of Life DownUnder NZ)

    03/10/2007 12:28:34 AM PST · by DieHard the Hunter · 12 replies · 1,936+ views
    The Dominion Post (New Zealand) ^ | 10 March 2007 | Kay Blundell
    Chainsaw man stayed alive by keeping cool KAY BLUNDELLThe Dominion PostSaturday, 10 March 2007 Grit and determination to get help without blacking out was the difference between life and death for a Waikanae man who sliced open his face with a chainsaw. Chas Marshall, 35, was cutting firewood for a friend in End Farm Rd, Waikanae, last Wednesday when his chainsaw kicked back into his face, inflicting a deep cut from his eyebrows to his chin. "For a split second I did not know what happened – it just kicked back. "I was numb, I could not feel anything, just...
  • Cavalry teaches Iraqis advanced first aid

    01/10/2007 5:33:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 270+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Paula Taylor
    COP NIMUR — Troops from 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, spent four days training Iraqi security forces in first aid, and provided them with some advanced medical techniques at Combat Outpost Nimur. The class consisted of 28 Iraqi Army soldiers, four Sinjar area Iraqi police and five Iraqi border policemen. One of the instructors of the course was Sgt. Richard Kyle, combat medic, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3-4 Cavalry, a unit based out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. “We were teaching them the Combat Lifesaver course,” he explained. “This was an...
  • Martinsville High School Student Chokes to Death at School (Teacher prevented 911 call)

    03/10/2006 8:43:53 PM PST · by Samwise · 305 replies · 6,676+ views
    Several Martinsville High School students say teachers stopped their calls to 911 while a fellow student was choking, because cell phones aren't allowed on campus. Witnesses tell police the victim was rushing to finish his lunch before leaving the cafeteria, because you can't bring food outside. That's when they say he started choking, went into cardiac arrest, and died at the hospital. Multiple 911 calls went out from Martinsville High School. Witnesses say Jesse Tucker choked on a hamburger. Paramedics rushed the 15 year-old freshman to the hospital, where he later died. "It's really hard to grasp the fact that...
  • CPR Guidelines Updated With Doubling of Chest Compressions

    11/29/2005 5:11:27 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 7 replies · 6,194+ views
    MedPage Today ^ | 11/28/2005 | Katrina Woznicki
    DALLAS. Nov. 28 - When it comes to CPR, doubling the number of chest compressions and delivering them more quickly is the key to saving a life, according to the American Heart Association's revised guidelines issued today. The updated guidelines call for 30 chest compressions delivered hard and fast for every two breaths administered by a single rescuer aiding a patient with cardiac arrest. That's a doubling from the 15:2 ratio, or 15 chest compressions for every two breaths, previously recommended. The guidelines, intended for everyone from bystanders to trained paramedics, were presented at a press conference here and were...
  • Research shows 20-minute CPR class works

    11/14/2005 6:26:40 PM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 672+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | November 14, 2005 | JAMIE STENGLE
    ASSOCIATED PRESS DALLAS -- Too busy to take a four-hour CPR course? New research shows the lifesaving procedure can be effectively taught in a little more than 20 minutes. The finding, presented Sunday at an American Heart Association meeting in Dallas, could broadly expand the number of Americans who can perform CPR. "It's brilliant," said Dr. Lance Becker, director of the Emergency Resuscitation Center at the University of Chicago. "I think it's going to make our ability to train people much, much easier." The study, led by Dr. Ahamed Idris, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern...
  • FYI: Why does poison ivy make me itch?

    09/25/2005 10:07:52 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 10 replies · 6,335+ views
    Poison Ivy Basics Poison ivy is a red, itchy rash caused by the plant that bears its name. Many people get it when they are hiking or working in their garden and accidentally come into direct contact with the plant's leaves, roots, or stems. The poison ivy rash often looks like red lines, and sometimes it forms blisters. The culprit behind the rash is a chemical in the sap of poison ivy plants called urushiol (oo-roo-shee-ohl). Its name comes from the Japanese word "urushi," meaning lacquer. Urushiol is the same substance that triggers an allergic reaction when people touch...
  • Video Depicting Terrorists´ Use of UN Ambulance to video included

    05/31/2004 1:15:41 AM PDT · by priceofreedom · 4 replies · 1,922+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 01:37 May 31, '04 / 11 Sivan 5764
    Video Depicting Terrorists´ Use of UN Ambulance Released 01:37 May 31, '04 / 11 Sivan 5764 A new video, made available over the Internet, clearly depicts Arab terrorists using a United Nations ambulance as a getaway car during recent Gaza attacks. Much has been reported – albeit not in the Western press – about United Nations and Red Crescent vehicles transporting terrorists and firearms. Now a web site called Access Middle East has obtained footage taken on May 11 in Gaza's Zeitoun district by a Reuters cameraman of UN ambulances being used by Arab terrorists to transport weapons and personnel....
  • Vacationing Navy nurses help save life of stricken man on plane (American spirit bump)

    04/09/2004 1:57:40 PM PDT · by bogdanPolska12 · 12 replies · 138+ views ^ | By Chiyomi Sumida and Fred Zimmerman
    CAMP LESTER, Okinawa — Two U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa nurses recently helped save the life of a Japanese man who was showing signs of a heart attack during a flight into Naha International Airport. Navy Lts. Carolyn Currie, a women’s health nurse practitioner, and her husband, Dante Villecco, Intensive Care Unit assistant division officer, administered care to Yuji Omori, 61, on a March 21 China Airlines flight from Taipei to Naha. Omori, who is from Tokyo, was returning to Okinawa after two days of golf with friends in Taiwan. He has been on Okinawa since December 2003 for a construction...
  • Some emergency officials question the use of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

    04/06/2004 4:31:26 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 13 replies · 185+ views
    Times Leader/AP ^ | 4/6/2004 | MARGARET STAFFORD
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bystanders who want to help a heart attack victim are increasingly being told by 911 dispatchers to skip the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and concentrate on giving chest compressions until medical help arrives. Driven by medical surveys and continued public resistance to giving mouth-to-mouth, emergency medical groups across the country have either changed or are considering changing the traditional instructions given over the phone to untrained individuals helping a heart attack victim. "If someone is going to do nothing because they are apprehensive about doing mouth-to-mouth, it is simple to tell them to find the middle of the...
  • WARLORDS Perform First Aid in Air

    03/11/2004 5:48:33 PM PST · by UncleHambone · 4 replies · 217+ views
    Skywriter NAF Atsugi's newspaper ^ | 5 March 2004 | By LTj.g. Shaun Lynch
    WARLORDS perform first aid in air By LTj.g. Shaun Lynch HSL 51 Public Affairs This past Friday the 13th started out no differently than any other day for nine crewmen from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 51 (HSL 51) as they departed NAF to attend training in San Diego. What they couldn’t know was that, before the end of this most notorious day of the year, their spirit and military training would be put to the test. Approximately three hours into their flight, Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class (AW1) Ed Lyon observed a Japanese citizen collapse while standing in the...
  • Clotting agents buy wounded troops life-saving time

    04/13/2003 7:34:24 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 30 replies · 561+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Monday, April 14, 2003 | By David Allen
    U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf were sent into battle with medical innovations that are proving their promise to cut the number of battlefield deaths due to excessive bleeding. They’ve been designed to control bleeding by speeding up the clotting process. The most successful so far, according to preliminary battlefield reports, is a powder called QuikClot that one day will be standard Marine Corps issue for every individual first- aid kit. QuikClot is a granular substance similar to a clay powder that can be poured directly onto a wound, almost instantly forming a clot and stopping bleeding. It works by...
  • Blood-Clotting Bandage May Save Soldiers

    02/25/2003 8:02:10 AM PST · by Indy Pendance · 326+ views
    AP ^ | February 25, 2003 | MITCH STACY
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- As the United States threatens war against Iraq, soldiers are being armed with the newest medical technology, including an experimental bandage soaked in a blood-clotting agent that may save lives on the battlefield. The 4-by-4-inch cloth bandage could be specially helpful for wounds in the neck, groin or armpit, where bleeding is particularly hard to stop. On remote battlefields, wounded soldiers might otherwise die before reaching a hospital.Special Operations also has developed a tourniquet that can be applied with one hand. Researchers are working on other bandages to accelerate natural blood-clotting abilities, including one made from...
  • Pet first aid courses offered

    08/19/2002 6:35:37 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 11 replies · 652+ views
    Ananova ^ | August 19 2002
    US pet owners are learning animal first aid, including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.The Red Cross is running the £23 courses across America.They use inflatable dog and cat 'dolls' with articulated limbs to practice on.The four-hour course tells people how to do the Heimlich manoeuvre on a cat and how to apply ice to a canine nose bleed.Graduating students are given a certificate in animal first aid, reports the Daily Telegraph.