Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeds are very serious as the casualty is still technically losing blood, even if it is still technically inside their body. Internal bleeding is often very hard to detect, as no blood can be seen leaving the body. Instead, it pools inside the body, building up over time. The bleeding can occur around organs, […]

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Knife Wounds

When dealing with any sort of victim of a knife attack, your safety must come first. There is no point seeing someone get stabbed, immediately running over to help them and then getting stabbed yourself as well. So, always make sure that the assailant has left the area before you approach the patient. If you […]

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Blood Loss

Excessive blood loss does not just happen externally when the skin is broken. Blood can be lost inside the body as well, which is called internal bleeding. The big problem in both is recognising that severe blood loss is possible or actually happening. It’s best to assume the worst and treat as if there is […]

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Haemocap

Imagine you are a first aider. You will know that most lacerations will stop bleeding when applying pressure. But what if you have to continue to press on the wound for several minutes? This would waste precious time! Haemocap Multisite is a unique, patented, compression device useful for traumatic bleeding wounds. Instead of using traditional […]

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STAT Tourniquet

STAT Tourniquet for Humans and Pets

The ‘Smart Tactical Application Tourniquet’ is ideal for mass casualty incidents, as it can be applied in just 5 seconds. This helps to significantly reduce blood loss from catastrophic bleeds. Versatile This versatile tourniquet can be used on adults, children and even animals! It’s ideal for limb sizes as small as 20mm, and upwards. Easy […]

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Amputated limbs

Amputated limbs

Amputated limbs are something that you do not come across very often, especially in day-to-day life. It is most common in machinery accidents and in traumatic car crashes. However it is something that you may come across, so you should know how we deal with amputated body parts. The first thing to understand is that […]

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Blast Injuries

Blast Injuries

Blast injuries are much more common than you may think. They can come from many different places – not just bomb explosions. They can also arise from house fires, in-cylinder fires or basically when anything explodes. When assessing how bad an explosion has been, there are a few factors that need to be considered: how […]

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Pelvic injuries

Pelvic Injuries most commonly occur when the pelvis undergoes trauma. The pelvis is the large bone which sits at the base of the spine and is the site of the ball-and-socket joints of both legs. Common causes of pelvic injury include car crashes and falls from great heights. In car crashes, people tend to hit […]

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Eye Injuries

Eye Injuries

  Eye injuries are surprisingly common, and there are many different types of eye injury. Chemical Contaminants If you get a chemical into the eye, it needs to be washed out as soon as possible. Ideally, you should use either an eyewash station (common in factories and laboratories) or proper eyewash, normally a type of […]

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Coagulopathy

Coagulopathy is a condition in which the blood’s ability to coagulate – clot – is impaired. This would mean that if someone had a serious bleed, the bodies’ ability to form clots and stop the bleeding would be reduced. This condition can cause prolonged or excessive bleeding, which occurs typically during any sort of medical […]

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