The Health and First Aid Category

    Cold Weather Injuries

    blizzard survivalWorking in a cold weather environment presents many new challenges as well as more dangers. Understanding and recognizing these dangers may save your life or the life of a family member or comrade.

    Here are some Injuries and Conditions associated with working/living in a cold weather environment.

    Types of Injuries

    Chilblain

    Definition:

    Chilblain is a medical condition that is often confused with frostbite and trench foot. Chilblains are acral ulcers (that is, ulcers affecting the extremities) that occur when a predisposed individual is exposed to cold and humidity. The cold exposure damages capillary beds in the skin, which in turn can cause redness, itching, blisters, and inflammation. Chilblains are often idiopathic in origin but can be manifestations of serious medical conditions that need to be investigated. Chilblains can be prevented by keeping the feet and hands warm in cold weather. A history of chilblains is suggestive of a connective tissue disease. Full Story>>>

    Fundamentals First Aid Kit Review

    Sometimes its the little things that are overlooked, and sometimes those little things are important. In this case its a first aid kit. This is the Fundamentals First Aid Kit from Red Flare Kits. The Fundamentals First Aid Kit has just about everything that a group of people may need. The compartments are arraigned and… Full Story>>>

    First aid for common broken bones

    Dr. Lynn Pearson, who is an orthopedic surgeon in Jasper, Texas agreed to do an interview. We discuss the most common types of broken bones and first aid treatment for them. When asked what the most common type of broken bone is that he sees in his office, the reply was broken forearms in children.… Full Story>>>

    Tick Removal

    Everyone seems to have their own opinion on how to remove a tick.  Some people just grab it and pull it off, some people use a match and burn it off, some people use tweezers. According to health officials, such as the Centers for Disease Control, the proper way to remove a tick is with… Full Story>>>