Update on Chest Seals Supplied in FLM Kits

Posted by JAY

Update on Chest Seals Supplied in FLM Kits

Our focus is to provide customers with the equipment required to save lives when seconds matter. That requires us to stock the most effective equipment we can, within the budgets of our customers.   Following a review of the First Line Medic collection of kits, we have decided to replace our current chest seals with a more effective product.   Our previous chest seals, The FoxSeal Chest Seal featured an occlusive dressing - featuring a 'pull tab' to release pressure from the chest cavity. An internal review of the product has raised some concerns in the effectiveness of such a seal.   Following this...

The M.A.R.C.H Algorithm Explained

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The M.A.R.C.H Algorithm Explained

If you've had any form of civilian or basic first aid training, chances are you've heard of the ABCs of patient care. Airway, Breathing and Circulation - In that order of priority. What if someones spurting out blood?   In incidences of trauma, haemorrhages are the leading cause of death in trauma. 31% in-fact. That's why some more advanced courses have started teaching 'C-ABCDE': - Catastrophic Haemorrhage- Airway- Breathing- Circulation- Disability- Exposure   Whilst this is certainly preferable than the 'ABCs' - It's also created a lot of confusion for first aiders, and many trainers have reverted back to other numerics such...

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