As preparedness-oriented men and women, proficiency in basic medical skills should be something that we continually strive toward.
When disasters or traumatic events occur, we often stand by feeling helpless and unsure how to help. A less talked about aspect of dealing with a crisis is the effect on the mind and emotions.
Outdoor activities can be a lot of fun, but they also pose significant risks that are compounded by being in a remote location, far from your home, vehicle or EMS services.
Trauma is the number one cause of death for those aged 1-46. The loss of blood from injury can quickly become life threatening and often needs to be addressed before first responders arrive. Fortunately, with some basic training, those who are not medical professionals can apply some basic techniques to stop a bleed and save a life.
When sickness or injury happens, it’s almost too easy to go to the nearest ER or urgent care center. But how many times have you walked away from one of …