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Winter Vehicle Safety Kit and Travel Tips

Winter Vehicle Safety Kit and Travel Tips

Winter Vehicle Safety Kit and Travel Tips: Winter travel tips: Prevention Tips: Keep gas tank full whenever possible and refill at half tank is possible Consider travel changes in extreme weather and avoid driving at night in stormy weather if possible Inform others of your travel plan and route and a likely arrival time, have a call/text check in plan Have a fully stocked vehicle safety kit and first aid kit (restock and check food, water, and batteries at least every 6 months) If vehicle breaks down: Remain in vehicle as much as possible (if exiting vehicle be aware of...

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CSA Canadian Workplace First Aid Kit Guidelines 2022

CSA Canadian Workplace First Aid Kit Guidelines 2022

The CSA standards in the workplace now simplifies the requirements for workplace first aid kits across Canada. Prior to this standard a complicated list of provincial, federal, and workplace type kits existed with an overwhelming and complicated list of kits available to workplaces. Effective January 1, 2020 the CSA standard Z1220-17 First Aid Kits for the Workplace is equivalent to Regulation 1101 First Aid requirements from WSIB (Workplace Safety Insurance Board) which was last updated in 2014. Summary of the CSA Standards for Workplace First Aid Kits: Three first aid kit types: Type 1 Personal First Aid Kit Worker isolated...

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Improvised Bleeding Control

Improvised Bleeding Control

Improvised Bleeding Control Controlling life threatening external bleeding requires quick response to provide the best possible outcome for the patient. Life threatening external bleeding is blood loss from cuts to veins and arteries. This bleeding will appear to pour or spurt from the body continuously. Ideal treatment for controlling life threatening external bleeding is using a trauma kit such as our Trauma Major bleed kit that includes a commercial tourniquet, wound packing material and pressure dressings. See our stop the bleed post to for information on how to use commercial products designed for controlling life threatening bleeding. When these supplies...

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Splinting 101: Immobilizing Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries

Splinting 101: Immobilizing Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries

Splinting 101: Bone, Muscle, and Joint Injuries The main focus of the assessment of a bone, muscle or joint injury is to determine if the injury is significant enough to require a visit to a medical professional (hospital/clinic) or if it can be managed by the patient with self care. To simplify this assessment we classify bone, muscle and joint injuries into two categories Stable and Unstable. The main assessment criteria is the patient's ability to use the affected limb: With stable injuries the patient is able to use the affected limb (stand and walk with leg, lift an object...

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STOP THE BLEED: Controlling Life Threatening External Bleeding

STOP THE BLEED: Controlling Life Threatening External Bleeding

STOP THE BLEED: Controlling Life Threatening External Bleeding This article will review the step by step process of controlling major external bleeding. We reference the most up to date STOP THE BLEED and TCCC guidelines for this process (see references below for more in depth knowledge).Wound packing and pressure dressing: STEP 1: CALL EMS 9-1-1 If you identify life threatening bleeding (blood spurting or pouring form the patient) immediately call EMS 9-1-1 (use speaker phone option to remain hands free if possible). STEP 2: EXPOSE Expose bleeding by cutting away clothing with trauma shears near bleeding to locate source of...

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