Splint Rolls and Roles

https://youtu.be/9rQ6PPAPA4I Who is "SAM" in "SAM Splint"?  There isn't a Sam or Mr Sam, other than a coincidence but for the curious, SAM stands for "structural aluminum, malleable". Sam is…

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Use of Extrication Collars

https://youtu.be/tzobASnovRc In the UK, approximately 500–600 casualties  per year sustain traumatic injuries to the spinal cord, about 50% of those involve the cervical spine. UK ambulance guidelines are very clear…

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COVID 19 and Your First Aid Kit

If we invaded someone’s cupboard for a first aid kit, we are highly likely to find out of date – and potentially useless or even dangerous medications in a variety of tins and boxes. So, in the event of a health concern or accident, we don’t have the right items at hand to deal with the issue correctly, safely and efficiently; this can be very frustrating when someone is not well or when time is of the essence.

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Items for a First Aid Kit

We all know a ‘Mr Bean’ type person or indeed a Mrs Bean. An accident prone individual who could walk on a rusty nail in their kitchen!    If it’s a rusty nail and broken through the skin, it needs cleaning and you can bet there’s no surgical spirit in their first aid kit.

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