November 2015

  1. Categories: Random Bits of Noise


    Plastic, cheap, disposable, useless... ah the gifts we've been suckered into with all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday hype. Feel good about your purchases, or feeling Buyer's remorse? Black Friday, Cyber Monday - Blah, Blah, Blah… Give gifts this year that show you care. Everyone needs a first aid kit – At home, in their car, and for any...
  2. Categories: Sale & Random Bits of Noise

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  3. Treating Swallowed / Ingested Poisons
    Categories: First Aid

    Treating Swallowed / Ingested Poisons

    Call 9-1-1 or EMS immediately. Call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222. If the casualty is experiencing convulsions: Call the Poison Control Center Help line immediately! 1-800-222-1222 Do not induce vomiting unless instructed to do so by a medical professional or the Poison Control Center. If the casualty has swallowed petroleum or a corrosive product, vomiting could cause more serious damage...
  4. Categories: Random Bits of Noise

    Thanks for the Memories

    Thanks. Today is the day for saying Thanks. The day to Give Thanks. Each year, we try to explore the idea of thank-giving from a different perspective. As we wrap up our 23rd year of Saving Lives and Saving Money™, we decided to give thanks for some of the memories we have. There are many funny memories ("Your decorated bandages...
  5. Categories: Bandaging and Wound Care, Burn Care First Aid & Random Bits of Noise

    Preparing for Thanksgiving

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day - Today... scurrying around, last minute  grocery shopping, heading out for road trips, general pre-holiday chaos. Be safe - remember that people are very distracted, so watch out on the roadways - especially if you have rain, snow, or darkness on top of crazy drivers. Once you settle in, remember that a crowded kitchen is a...
  6. Treatment for Cuts and Abrasions
    Categories: First Aid, Bandaging and Wound Care & Bloodborne Pathogens

    Treatment for Cuts and Abrasions

    When treating for minor cuts and scrapes, the most important goal is to prevent infection. For more severe wounds, call 9-1-1 or EMS, or transport the casualty to the nearest hospital if safe to do so. Treatment Immediately clean the wound area thoroughly with soap and water. Clear, cool running water works best to flush debris and dirt from the...
  7. What to do: Convulsions from Poisoning
    Categories: First Aid

    What to do: Convulsions from Poisoning

    Call 9-1-1 or EMS immediately. Call the Poison Control Center 1-800-222-1222. If the casualty is experiencing convulsions: Place the casualty in a location where he/she will not injure himself or herself. This usually means laying the casualty on the floor, away from walls and heavy or sharp objects. Place a soft pillow or clothing under the head if possible. Do...
  8. Categories: Random Bits of Noise

    Black Friday - Cyber Monday Safety

    With Black Friday & Cyber Monday coming up, identity theft and credit card security are concerns for all. Looking forward to Cyber Monday, but concerned about having your credit card information stolen? One cautious shopper wanted to know and asked Marietta Jelks,'s consumer protection expert and editor of the Consumer Action Handbook,  Get her expert advice and follow these steps to...
  9. Treating Frostbite
    Categories: First Aid & Wilderness & Outdoor

    Treating Frostbite

    How do you treat frostbite? Move the casualty to a warm environment if possible. Remove any wet clothing and wrap the casualty in warm blankets, coats, or any dry clothing. Pay special attention to the hands, feet and face area. If comfortable and safe to do so, elevate the affected area. Immerse the affect area in warm water or use...
  10. Frostbite: General Information
    Categories: First Aid & Wilderness & Outdoor

    Frostbite: General Information

    What is Frostbite? Frostbite can occur when the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit / -6 Celsius, causing body tissue to begin freezing. The moisture in the tissue freezes and crystallizes. Frostbite usually affects outer limbs and body parts such as the face, nose, ears, fingers, and toes first. Signs of frostbite include skin that starts out pink and changes to...

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