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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flashing blue lights

What to do when you see flashing blue lights

So my advice would be,  do not speed up, keep going until you can find somewhere safe to indicate and pull over to the left. Preferably not parallel to some bollards or where the road narrows or where there is oncoming traffic. Another very dangerous one and this has caused fatal accidents in the past, […]

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paramedic

Whats it like to be a paramedic

There is a continuous need to keep our knowledge up to date. Our procedures, drugs, protocols are changing regularly. And so much evidence-based medicine is out there now for us to practice, according to the guidelines change frequently, that is a challenge. In 31 years of me being a paramedic, we have gone from having […]

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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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Knife Wounds

Knife Wounds

Arriving on the Scene Knife wounds are commonly caused by knife crime, but occasionally can be caused accidentally. When arriving on the scene of knife crime, your safety must be top priority. If somebody has been stabbed, where is the person who actually stabbed them? Make sure that they are nowhere nearby and it is […]

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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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Foreign objects in the Eyes, Ears or Nose

This is mainly found with children, although foreign objects can happen with anybody. A foreign object injury is quite self-explanatory, something is in a place where it should not be. Eyes If there is an object actually inside the eyeball, around the eyeball or the foreign body is large, then leave it alone. Never try and […]

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Burns

Burns Treatment – Using Cling Film

Treating Burns Treating burns can involve the use of cling film. When treating burns, ideally you would use a wet gel dressing and then wrap the affected area in cling film. Otherwise, run the affected area under cold, running water for at least 20 minutes, and then apply the cling film. The main benefit of […]

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Burn kit

Burns and Burn Kits

Burns are something that you can come across in many different areas. It might be a temperature burn where someone has touched something very hot or very cold, it could be flames, steam, or even sunburn or chemical burns. Types of Burn There are different levels of burns. The least serious are superficial burns, where […]

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