How do I know if a bleeding injury is serious? – Treating a bleeding injury

How do I know if a bleeding injury is serious? – Treating a bleeding injury

Responding is Paul Slot, marketing manager, UniFirst First Aid + Safety, St. Louis.Because serious bleeding injuries can be fatal, you must know the signs for which injuries are more serious and quickly take action. Traumatic injury is one of the leading causes of death for people 50 and younger in the United States. A large portion of those deaths involve severe bleeding. Yet, bleeding is the[..]

OTC Medications In The Workplace? Here’s What Your Co Workers Think…

89% of workers indicated that having OTC medications available from a nurse made it possible to complete their shift University of Michigan Study Findings:The workers surveyed reported visiting their company’s health/medical department on average 10 times per year. The top four worker complaints that occurred while on the job were headaches, colds/sinus problems, muscle ache/pain, and[..]

Does Aspirin Help In A Heart Attack?

A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. The blockage is most often a buildup of fat, cholesterol, and other substances, which form a plaque in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries).   If the blockage is complete, it deprives a portion of the heart muscle of oxygen. As a result, muscle cells die — and it’s a heart attack. Heart attack[..]

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Is your First Aid program compliant?

Ever wondered if your company meets ANSI standards for workplace First Aid? As we all seek to limit the number of hospital visits, now is a good time for companies to review their First Aid Programs. Below is some important information on First Aid compliance requirements. ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies (ANSI Z308.1)[..]

Think You Know What Heat Exhaustion Is?

  Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating. It’s one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Causes of heat exhaustion include exposure to high temperatures, particularly when combined with high humidity, and strenuous physical activity.[..]

8 Quick Tips To Prevent Heat Stroke

Preparing your employees for hot temperatures will help prevent common heat exhaustion-related issues. In this article, we provide 8 quick tips to help you prevent heat stroke.   #1. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing. Wearing excess clothing or clothing that fits tightly won’t allow your body to cool properly. #2. Protect against sunburn. Sunburn affects your body’s ability[..]

4 Critical Steps To Take When Treating a Burn Because Seconds Count

Seconds count, when burns occur. Burns need to be cooled immediately. Otherwise, the heat will continue to destroy the surrounding and underlying tissue, and may even progress into a second or third degree burn. This will present serious complications for the patient both in cost and on-going treatment. Here are four critical steps you should take to treat a burn:  Immediately stop the[..]

Do you know the 3 different types of bleeding and how to control them?

External blood is when blood leaves the body through any type of wound. First aid responders should be competent at dealing with major blood loss. There are broadly three different types of bleeding: arterial, venous and capillary. How much blood do we have? The average adult human as anywhere between 8 and 12 pints of blood depending on their body size. Remember that children have less blood[..]

First Aid – Your Checklist For Compliance…

Is Your Firm First Aid Compliant? ANSI (American National Standards Institute) Minimum Requirements for Workplace First Aid Kits and Supplies (ANSI Z308.1) establishes the minimum requirements for first aid kit supplies.  First aid kits are classified based on the assortment and quantity of first aid supplies intended to deal with most types of injuries and sudden illnesses that may be[..]

A Little First Aid History – Did You Know?

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