Tag: first-aid

Survival Medicine Handbook

“There may come a day when emergency personnel may not be available to save your life or that of your loved ones. In this situation YOU will be the end of the line when it comes to the medical well being of your family. Do you have the knowledge and …

How To Stop An Infection From An Ordinary Cut

It doesn’t take long for the possibility of an infection setting in as a result from an ordinary cut on your skin. In today’s modern world of medicine we don’t give it much thought – especially with all of the ointments and antibiotics at our disposal. But what about for …

First Aid: How To Stop Bleeding

The most common and practical First Aid skill to know is ‘how to stop bleeding‘. Bleeding usually looks worse than it really is. Having said that though, when a large blood vessel is cut or torn, the person can lose a lot of blood within minutes. Here’s how to stop …

Abdominal Thrusts For A Choking Victim

Initiating abdominal thrusts may help a person who is choking on food or another object if it gets stuck in the airway in the throat – stopping air from getting to the lungs. Some choking is mild and some is severe. Here’s how to tell which is which, and when …

Splints

A splint holds and protects a wounded body part from further damage until you get medical help. A splint is a rigid device used to prevent motion of a joint or of the ends of a fractured bone. Splints can be used for many different injuries. Fractures and sprains both …

Home Remedies for Abrasions

Wait a minute…an abrasion is just a scratch on the top layer of skin, let it go, right? Why do I need a remedy for a ‘scratch’? You do need a remedy for any kind of tear in your skin. Why? The answer is called infection, which is something you …