Cerebrospinal Fluid

Cerebrospinal fluid is a type of body fluid which looks very similar to water. It is a liquid that is clear and colourless. One of its main functions is to protect the central nervous system from damage. It provides mechanical protection and is found surrounding the brain and the spinal cord. The brain produces around […]

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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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Cervical Collars

Cervical collars are specifically designed to immobilise the part of the spine in someone’s neck. These will be used when a patient has a suspected spinal injury. After things such as car crashes, most people involved may be fitted with cervical collars. You need to fit one onto a casualty with the greatest care. This […]

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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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Common Skeletal Injuries

The human body has 206 bones, and all of these are able to break. Any break of a bones, whether that be a tiny fracture, chip or the bone completely shattering, it is called a bone fracture. Here are some of the most common bones to become injured. Skull (Cranium) Injuries to the skull will […]

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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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High Pressure Injection Injuries

High-Pressure Injection Injuries

Here is a real story about a High-Pressure Injection Injury. It takes place in a factory which used high powered hydraulic equipment: “A gentleman, one of the maintenance workers there, felt as though he had his hand stung whilst reaching inside a machine. As a result of this, he sucked his finger and did nothing […]

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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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