New research suggests that taking time to extricate casualties from car wrecks, rather then letting them climb out themselves, is detrimental to the 99.7% who do not have spinal injuries.
The Resuscitation Council UK have revised their guidelines after another review of the COVID-19 situation.
We should stop teaching people to use ice on injuries as there is no medical evidence that it works.
At Marlin we have always taught splinting during First Aid at Work (FAW) training, but it seems that for many trainers splinting protocols simply aren’t being taught. “Call the ambulance” has become the ‘First Aid Protocol’.
On a recent course we received criticism for teaching tourniquets in First Aid at Work as many organisations don’t. This post looks at the reasons we do teach tourniquets and hopefully debunks a few myths along the way.
At Marlin we have been looking into the research surrounding Celox™. We believe that it is extremely effective and easy to use. Just tip it on a major wound and then apply pressure with a bandage. It clots virtually instantly and will control even major arterial bleeds.
All Emerade auto-injectors have been recalled by the manufacturer. There is a fault in one component of the auto-injector believed to cause some pens* to fail to activate and deliver adrenaline.
The UK Resucitation Council have issued a statement on performing CPR during the pandemic while still keeping yourself safe.