The first aid market is a critical one. Not just for compliance but because in many cases it can literally be the difference between life and death. Many unforeseen circumstances can be helped or stopped with the right emergency response tools and skills. It is important not just that workers at jobs have access to this at all times but that citizens take a personal approach to preparing for disasters in their homes and on the road. You never know when you’ll need it.
Here are some of the recent trends being seen in first aid and the important facts you should know.
New Wound Treatment Options
One area where significant strides are being made to improve emergency response and care is wound treatment. From small cuts and scrapes that can turn dangerous quickly to large arterial wounds, having supplies and the ability to more quickly stop bleeding is key.
According to Safety and Health Magazine, new wound treatment options include hydrogels and new hydrocolloid dressings as well as topical powders and special gauze that are being added to first aid kits to help speed up clotting and stop critical bleeding in emergency situations.
Training Should Remain a Key Focus
In addition to new tools and supplies for treating injuries, it’s become even more important for training to take place. Both at work and for those stocking up supplies at home, there’s nothing that trumps instruction from professionals on how to properly use tools and administer care. Relying on a simple online video or mobile device for this information can prove troublesome in times of need. Prepare in advance with professional first aid training and disaster planning.
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