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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Suspension trauma

Suspension trauma is one particular scenario, that of someone being suspended. This might be inside a large vessel, their equipment has failed, or there is a medical emergency. But this subject also covers working height. The actual condition itself is known as the reflow syndrome, that is the medical term. With the suspension, the person, […]

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High Pressure Injection Injuries

High Pressure Injection Injuries

We are often asked about injuries and illnesses that happen, and I just wanted to tell you about a case in a factory, where hydraulic equipment was being used. A gentleman there, one of the workers, maintenance workers there, felt as though he had his hand stung whilst reaching inside a machine. And as a […]

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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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Joint examination

Joint examination

Joint examination is the basic examination of any joint. No matter what joint you are looking at, the same process should follow. All joints will move in a set parameter, so they will have their normal, natural movement. In your joint examination, you will be looking for any signs of unnatural movement or pain. Identifying […]

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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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Snake Bites

Snake Bites and treatment

In the UK, there is only one wild, poisonous snake and that is the Adder. Some snakes kept in captivity can be poisonous. Obviously these are not in the countryside. In the UK snake bites are more common than most people think. Not only that, but a number of dogs are also bitten. In most […]

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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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