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How to Use a SAM Splint

The SAM Splint—short for “Structural Aluminum Malleable” Splint—is a versatile and valuable tool in medicine and emergency care known for being a flexible and moldable device used to immobilize and support injured limbs or body parts. It’s easy to use and provides effective temporary stabilization for fractures, sprains, and other musculoskeletal injuries.  What is a SAM …

How To Treat Upper Respiratory Infections

Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are a type of infection that affects the nose, sinuses, pharynx, and larynx.  These infections are caused by a variety of viruses and bacteria and can be easily spread from person to person through coughing, sneezing, or close contact.  While most URIs are self-limiting and resolve on their own, some cases …

Steps For Caring For Wounds

There are lots of scenarios in life which seem harmless but could result in you or someone around you sustaining a wound. You could cut yourself whilst preparing a meal. You could fall and sustain a laceration whilst out running or playing sports, or your child could hurt themselves when playing in the yard. Wounds …

How To Use Sterile Eye Dressings

First aid kits should have all the tools and resources required to treat any type of injury, no matter where it is on the body, and while many people will already be fully aware of all the contents that can help ease the pain of a burn or a deep wound, not as many people …